Wednesday, December 03, 2008

To Rashi, With Love...

The Art Of A Good Marriage

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

Wilferd Arlan Peterson


Casuarina said...

Quoting Sharmistha's email comment :

"This was a total "cut-paste"...I would rather have views of your barely 9 month that would be interesting...poor rashi....hope she finds it amusing...I would just say one thing...."marriage is a gamble....till date I am winning!" "

Clytemnestra said...

"poor rashi"?! I'm zonked! :O

Casuarina said...

@ Sharmistha: Hahahahaha. And hope you have a long run !

@ Rashi: If you knew Sharmistha, who's an old school friend, you would think this comment very characteristic of her indeed !


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