(Closed) Remember this marriage advice

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@krex:  That is so true!

Post # 4
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think people often forget that relationships take work. They are not always fun and you don’t always like each other…but you always love each other so you work through it. It’s not easy, but it is worthwhile.

Post # 5
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@krex:  That reminds me of the scene in The Breakup when Jen says to Vince, “I don’t want you to do the dishes, I want you to WANT to do the dishes.” and he replies “Who the hell WANTS to do dishes?”


Post # 6
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Very nice.

Also marriage doesn’t make things better, if they are not right before the wedding, it is not magically going to get better afterward. 

Post # 7
4337 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agreed. A marriage contains two people – neither of whom are perfect. 

@MrsPanda99:  So true! The other day, my SO and I had a disagreement, and as it drew to an end, he said, “You still like me right?” My response: “No. Right at this moment, I don’t like you very much… but I still love you.”

Post # 8
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@krex:  +1000!

Post # 10
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

this is so true.

my dh and i so rarely fight or even argue.  we are, however, building a new house.  of course this is even harder than the last time because it’s in another country, the building codes are nearly non-existent plus there’s the language barrier.  stressful!!! 

we had a few words with each other on the build site yesterday.  the funny thing is that we are usually agreeing on the issue but just verballizing the outcome differently. 

as we were driving away, my dh grabs my hand and says, “you do know that when we argue, i don’t love you any less”.


Post # 11
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@RECrerar:  100% correct!

My neighbor told me that marriage is a balancing act – and its not always 50/50.  Sometimes you give 100% and your husband gives 0% – and visca versa.

The other quote I really like is from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” movie.  The 80/20 rule.  It goes something like this – when you are married to the right person you are happy 80% of the time – sometimes that 20% looks really tempting, but in the end you will only be 20% happy with someone else.


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