You marry who you think your beloved is, and then discover who they really are over the years. It’s that discovery that makes a marriage work.
I am happy to be alone.
Perhaps this is true.
Or perhaps I am the biggest coward of all.
I searched everywhere for love.
I knocked on every door
and turned over every stone.
But it was only until I returned home
that I found love
waiting for me.
This is one secret in living with the loved one. That is, it doesn’t try to change the other party.
A wise man is someone who knows how to convert obstacles into resources.
It was as if we’d known each other for a thousand years.
But the main problem with our marriages was not that our husbands wouldn’t share the housework but that we were unbelievably irritable young women and our husbands irritated us unbelievably. – The D Word
So many men treat their wives badly, or indifferently, or with barely contained impatience. Josh doesn’t mind– no that’s not right–he insists on openly showing his love and respect for me.
I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how Im going to spend the rest of my life? Marrid to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?
He would say things like, “But you are my wife!