Â Love Lessons from a Katy Couple
Marriage has indeed made me a better person.Â Not that I wasnâ€™t a decent person before I got married, but, marriage tends to highlight areas that can be improved.Â Any time two people from different backgrounds come together and form a life together, there are bound to be adjustments that need to be made.Â I have learned many lessons as my husband and I have journeyed down the road of life together.Â As different as we are, we seem to bring out the best in each other. Â Â Here are a few of the lessons learned:
Forgive Quickly and Move On– My natural reaction to conflict was to become quiet and withdraw.Â I learned, however, that when I do this, it prolongs the conflict.Â The faster I forgive and forget, the faster we return to peace.Â Then, we can happily move on.
Make Time for Play– I am a driven, goal-oriented person.Â If it werenâ€™t for my husband, I might never stop to smell the roses.Â My husband has helped me prioritize fun in my life.Â Our whole family has benefitted from this!
Ask For Help– How many times do we as women expect that our husbands will read our minds?Â I have learned that my husband wants me to be happy.Â All I need to do is communicate what I need, and he is happy to help or do what I want!Â Isnâ€™t that terrific?Â He is a great husband.Â I simply need to ask and my request is granted.
Correct With Kindness– No one likes to be criticized- even when the criticism has merit.Â So, it does us all good to couch our criticism in the most loving way possible.Â Another rule of thumb that has been helpful is to give at least ten compliments for every one negative comment.
Laugh A Lot– We laugh a lot in our home and I am grateful for a husband who makes us all laugh!Â It is fun!
What lessons have you learned in your marriage?Â Post a comment!