Mankind is not perfect. Human beings constantly mess up, disappoint and let others down. This is a fact.
The #1 way to guaranty disappointment is to rely on someone else for your satisfaction. The old adage “if you want something done right, do it yourself” is sage advice. If you find yourself constantly frustrated, irritated and aggrieved, stop and examine why.
Everyday, I see people let down by the very ones that promised to never let them down, contractually obligated to act right and they still do NOT. People will let you down. Plan accordingly.
Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Family Law Attorney and is not as cynical as you may think. However, relying on others for your own self-worth is a mistake and will lead to disappointment.
Happy Marriages are not only in fairy tales. They take work, but do exist in the real world.
So, what are 3 of the best kept secrets for a happy marriage?
Work out. Exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Exercise results in your body releasing enodrphins which make you feel good. Also, one partner working out and being healthy may well help encourage the other party the inspiration they need to do the same. You do not have to go crazy, just go.
Cook a Meal for the Other. Cook they’re favorite meal. Even if you cannot cook, try. It’s the “trying” that gets you the credit. Alternatively cook together.
Hire a Lawn Service. But, you just said to work out, but mowing the yard and weed-eating are awful. More fights over when, who and whether the lawn gets cut Friday, Saturday and Sunday are had every week than fights about oil changes. Obviously expense may be a factor and a few poor souls may find their satisfaction from yard work, but if you are like most folks it is a thankless, hot, annoying chore that always needs to be done, seemingly.
Matthew Thompson is a Divorce Attorney in Mississippi and while these may or may not be the secrets that make your marriage magic, striving for things in common and focusing on the important parts of life are never a bad thing.