Author Topic: Ten Essential Points for Creating a Successful Relationship  (Read 2182 times)

Sallying Forth

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Re: Ten Essential Point for Creating a Successful Relationship
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 10:30:23 AM »
Thanks for sharing this SF... it was really helpful.  Following on from this a little bit, although this is weddingy, my husband and I had this on our order of service, and this really relates to how I feel about our relationship... especially the last line...  I do think this doesn't just apply to marriage, but any long term relationship with a partner.

The Art Of A Good Marriage
Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
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