#5 Vive la Différence

October 5, 2012

in the generous life

I’m “running” in the CMBA half marathon (blogging daily from Oct 1st to 13th) by writing “13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage.”

 

13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

#5 – You and your husband are different.

I am a master at stating the obvious here, but if you can get that into your head and be willing to appreciate and allow for differences, life will be easier and often great fun!

It’s really miserable trying to make your spouse think like you think, do like you do, etc. Just be yourself and make room for the lovely individual that spouse is (and that you fell in love with).

Don’t feel like you have to apologize to each other for being different. You are different genders and personality types. You have different life experience and abilities. Love the differences.

Don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself – if that doesn’t make you different then something is wrong.  Laura Baker

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SusanZ October 5, 2012 at 4:57 am

So true. Thanks for the thoughtful food.

I have followed your blog for several days. Really enjoy all your articles.

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Tiffany Godfrey October 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It’s so ironic because I married my husband for his uniqueness: his humor and his spontaneity, among other things. But at times my “black and white” structured personality often clashes with his gray personality. As a result I get frustrated, but I’m learning to appreciate his strentgths and focus more on those than what frustrates me. He’s a good daddy and a hard worker. That’s an example of the many great things I love about him.

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