August 30, 2012
Words of Wisdom
"When a relationship functions properly there's no power struggle, there's no sense of inequality, there are no important needs that are aching to be met. There's a sense of being at home with each other."
Mira Kirshenbaum, Our Love Is Too Good to Feel So Bad
"The lesson to be learned from the long and happily married couples is that bad times can pass, and good times return."
Catherine Johnson, Lucky in Love
"If you think that sticking to your guns and refusing to please your partner is a winning position, think again. There is no way that you can win if your partner loses."
Shirley Glass, Not "Just Friends"
"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."
"Commitment is not a one-time event; it's an ongoing process."
Linda and Charlie Bloom, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
"Marriage isn't about dividing things up 50/50 anymore. That's what roommates do when they share the rent. Marriage should be about supporting and helping one another, despite 'fairness.'"
Amy Morin, Five Realistic Expectations About Marriage
"Happiness and longevity in a relationship occur when folks wake up in the morning and ask themselves how they can make their partner's day better."
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