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What is your best advice for newly married couples?

  • Stick with it.
  • Schedule time regularly to just talk.
  • Smile a lot.If the going gets tough, keep on keepin' on!
  • Determine to keep your commitment.
  • Stay in it for the long term--you can weather the disagreements and tough times.
  • Plan on marriage being permanent.Do not give up.  the best is yet to come.
  • Don''t do large debt.
  • Cool your jets!  You can't have everything your parents had in the first 30 days of your marriage.
  • Don't let the highs get too high or the lows get too low.
  • Yes dear!
  • Don't give up-work through your problems.
  • Always speak well of your spouse.  Never complain to others and keep private things private.
  • Be forgiving.
  • Save your money when you're young.
  • Embrace each other 2 or 3 times a dy.
  • Don't forget that each of you deserves to meet their goals.
  • Listen to the other person closely and try to understand where they're coming from.
  • Love is a choice.
  • Men-shave at least 360 days a year and bring the morning coffee to her.
  • Take one day at a time.
  • Pick your disagreements wisely.
  • Talk things out and know that you can't alsways be right.
  • Honor your commitment.
  • Love each other- a lot.
  • Remember why you fell in love.
  • Keep a sense of humor.
  • Hang in there-it gets better.
  • Respect your spouse.



What has been your greatest marriage struggle?  How did you overcome it?
  • Communication.  Learned to set aside time to talk and relate personally.
  • Moving around so much.  Learned to go with the flow and make the best of it.
  • Money was hard to come by.
  • Communication.  Learned to be less defensive.
  • Loss of our son.  We talk, laugh, cry, pray and bug each other.
  • Still traveling our rocky road.
  • The difference in how we feel about things.  Learned to give and take--compromise.
  • Relocation to 5 different communities.  Learned to make decisions together.
  • Coordinating work and family life.  Learned to keep working at it.
  • Loss of our business.  Worked it out together.
  • Separated for two years.  We missed each other too much.
  • Chronic illness has taught us patience, love and communication.
  • Patience.  Learned to keep trying.
  • Neither of us can remember so it must not have been much of a struggle.

I'm glad I married my spouse because...
  • We can still laugh together.
  • She is patient with me.
  • He's the greatest.
  • Because of his patience.
  • He is good to me.
  • She is my best friend.
  • He tries his best to love me. 
  • He makes me complete.
  • He's made me more outgoing, adventurous and stronger in handling tough situations.
  • She has been a wonderful mother.
  • She is fun to be with.
  • He has made our life an adventure.  We still have much to look forward to.
  • We compliment each other.
  • Greatest lady on the planet by far.
  • She's the best thing since sliced bread!
  • He is my friend and lover.
  • What we have become together.
  • He's everything plus more than I could have ever hoped for.
  • We have grown together over our 60 years together.
  • She supports me all the time.
  • Giving is greater than getting.  My wife enjoys doing things for others and that makes her beautiful to me.
  • He tells me when I look nice.
  • We have a wonderful life together!
  • He is great-loves me, respects me, loves the kids, works hard and he is handsome!





     

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