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#1 Sandra E.

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    Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:52 PM

    If you are selfish, get over it.

    If you are impatient, develop patience.

    If you don't have a sense of humor, get one.

    If you are easily irritated, calm down.

    If you are filled with anxiety, relax.

    If you are too serious, lighten up.

    If you are too frivolous, find balance.

    If you are demanding, soften your approach.

    If you are jealous, develop trust.

    If you are are holding a grudge, let it go.

    If you are judgmental, find acceptance.

    If you are controlling, learn equality.

    If you are untrustworthy, develop honesty.

    If you are lazy, learn to work.

    If you are submissive, learn to assert yourself.

    If you are rigid, develop flexibility.

    If you are unkind, become loving.

    If you harbor resentment, learn to forgive.

    If you are arrogant, find humility.

    If you are argumentative, learn to listen.

    If you are immature, grow up.

    In sum, heal yourself, develop your character, and become the best person you can possibly be!

    Will this insure you have a healthy marriage forever and ever? No. But, bringing your very best self to the relationship gives you the best possible chance!

    And, if both partners do the best they can, well, chances are pretty great there will be a healthy, fulfilling, loving relationship for a long time to come!
    by Jennifer

    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:59 PM

      I like that so much. I love the threads you start with cool self reflection ideas.

      #3 starchild

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        Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:26 PM

        Amen to all of that! Words of wisdom for everyone in relationships. Thanks for sharing :)

        #4 beth

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          Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:19 PM

          Sooooooo true!

          #5 Martha

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            Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:54 PM

            That would be cute to read at a ceremony! I like!

            #6 Angel

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              Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:36 PM

              So true, I like that a lot!!!!

              #7 Jessica

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                Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

                That is cute! Although I think people should apply that to life in general, not just marriage.

                #8 tchuchuca

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                  Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:32 PM

                  I've printed this and put it on the fridge for FI and I to remember! Thanks for posting!

                  #9 ericaandsy

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                    Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:49 PM

                    Love This!

                    #10 Karen

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                      Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:08 PM

                      I second that Amen!
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