Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. ~ Katherine Mansfield

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Life is Better

Gabe and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary yesterday. That was one great party...from what I remember. I look really happy in the pictures. It was just such a blur - show up, pull on fancy dress without ruining makeup or hair, walk down the aisle, put the ring on the wrong finger, cut the cake, dance a little, and suddenly we apparated in a hotel room and found ourselves ordering Silver Mine Subs and high-fiving each other for pulling off such a grown up act.

In honor of that high five and the six successful years that have followed, I'd like to share six lessons that have served us well. I'm not saying that we practice these 100% of the time, but I can say that life is better when we do.

Life is better when... assume that your partner is always on your side. don't bother with whose turn it is to do something, like change a diaper or do the laundry, and just do it. do little things to make each other's day better, or easier, without attaching the price tag of being acknowledged. regularly take time alone, sans kids and responsibilities, to remind yourselves why you like each other and wanted to start all this madness in the first place. discuss a problem immediately rather than letting it stew and intensify. can laugh, often, at yourself and each other.


Donald Studinski said... discuss a problem immediately rather than letting it stew and intensify.

This has turned out to be probably the most important relationship lesson I've ever learned in my 50 plus years of relationship failures and success. Stuffing a problem eventually creates resentment and resentment builds into real problems, making silly small things big.

Great wisdom, Danielle!

Danielle (PareDownLookUp) said...

Thanks for the support! I feel like making these little insights public somehow holds me more accountable to better habits and behaviors...!

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