Friday, August 29, 2008

Wives’ Words, Living Together, Part 2

Real wives share their thoughts on living together…

“This can be a challenge, making yours and mine into ours. My advice would simply be to be open to change and if necessary learn to love that ugly favorite chair, painting, 49rs pillow (whatever ‘it’ may be). Set some ground rules as to what is expected as far as grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. A lot of assumptions are made about who is doing what.” —Allison, married 12 years

“Being compatible helps and respectful the way any roommate should act.” —Sharon, married eight years

“Try to really be honest about who you are, and your beliefs before you move in together. It is a lot easier to deal with major differences if you don't feel like someone has done a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on you, just to get you in.” —Hope, married 14 years

“Be patient.” —Ndidi, married six years

“Your home should be a place of solitude and relaxation when you both come home from a long day's work.” —Monica, married three years

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with not knowing what to do in your marriage, but there is something wrong with not finding out.

Winks & Smiles,