Married and Loving It!
How to Have a Seriously Happy Marriage
The Truth is In There
A marriage is a pact made
between two individuals. It
is a profoundly binding contract well beyond its’ legal obligations.
It requires mature determination and compassion and
understanding. To achieve
maximum success in this undertaking, it is vital that both parties grow
their ability to nurture their own selves so that they can become all
that they can be, separately and together.
This means consistent
It also means accepting
responsibility for everything you say or do. And becoming aware of how you feel and think at any given moment
in time. After all, if you can’t be bothered taking care of
yourself, no-one else will be able to love you as completely as you
deserve. To have total love
you have to be totally yourself. This
task may seem impossible, with a life-time needed to fulfil its’
possibilities… but that is really the point. Total achievement is obtained through commitment to being all you
can be right here, right now. Which
means learn all you can, do your best and voila, there you are –
To become all you can be
requires learning to love and nurture and trust yourself. It is
not particularly easy to do, but, if you want a great life, it is a
Love, Nurture and Trust
All of the
following examples can make a real, and positive, difference to your
life when practised daily:
decide to do something, make sure you do it.
yourself a daily healthy treat.
to your own concerns and feelings. In our hearts and with our
gut feelings, we all know what is right for us.
your thoughts with respect and learn how to make the most of them.
things to yourself. When you repeatedly compliment yourself, you are
literally creating new brain patterns that will eventually ensure
you become whatever it is you keep telling yourself your are.
So compliment yourself as if you had already become the special you,
you want to be.
tell yourself the truth, even when you’d rather not hear it.
perfect friend to yourself.
perfect parent to yourself. Then your partner won’t get trapped
into that role.
It is only
by loving yourself that you can fully love other people.
Especially your life partner.
is excerpted from Married and Loving It! by Barbara Llewellyn with Rod
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