Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Secrets to a Good Marriage

I found the so-called secrets in this article kind of obvious -- marry someone like you, don't try to change them and value friendship.

But I thought I'd pass along the link because it is interesting:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-a-pillemer-phd/keys-to-a-happy-marriage-_b_1584325.html

Oh and for our TTWD community, I'd add regular spankings and a Dom and a sub who meet each other's needs.

FD

21 comments:

  1. I agree with you. I've always thought that marriage was a great friendship with benefits. Spankings extra, of course.

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  2. Our anniversary is coming up the 16th of June (27 years!!!) and I think the secret to our success is honesty and the fact that we really are best friends.

    Love,
    Kitty

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    1. Kitty: Congrats on your wedding anniversary and it is nice that you are best friends. Seeing you together as I was fortunate enough to do makes that very obvious.

      FD

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  3. Thanks for posting that article!! I totally agree with it!!

    ~shoes~

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    1. Red shoes: Thanks. Glad you liked it.

      FD

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  4. I would only add one thing. Don't let the sun set on your anger. We haven't always succeeded but it has been a goal for both of us.

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    1. Dragon's Rose: That is a good goal.

      FD

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  5. Thanks FD. I say the same as Dragon Rose. Never go to bed on an argument.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  6. Thanks for sharing. :)

    I'd say marrying my best friend was the best thing I ever did, aye.

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    1. Conina: Good to hear you married your best friend.

      FD

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  7. You're right, FD, about the article being obvious. I wish it had been obvious to me when I married the first time. Sense of humor is very important to me. I agree with the 87 year old who made the playground reference.
    FD, I'm sorry your good girl is still feeling badly. Please give her my best wishes; and, tell her I hope that she's feeling better soon.

    Kiki

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    1. Kiki: A sense of humor is important.

      And thanks for asking about my good girl. She is starting to feel better. Here's where she talked about it on her blog.

      http://pouredoutlett.blogspot.com/

      And Kiki, you still have an open invitation to start a blog.

      FD

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  8. Article was good, your additions good :), and all the comments also good. I think you never have to stop growing together. Friendship and humor are part of the mix. And, for me also our faith. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. SNP: Friendship and humor and faith all add up to a good relationship.

      FD

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  9. Thanks for the great article! I am definitely in agreement:)

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    1. Smiling Belle: Good to hear you enjoyed it.

      FD

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  10. Enjoyed the article, and I have been blessed to be married to my soul mate for 31 years now. We got married 2 days after high school graduation all because I wanted a May wedding, did not want to be a June bride. It has been a long hard road but we have fought to keep it together. Marriage is not easy and really doesn't get easier. We are at the empty nest stage and now that we do TTWD we are not looking across the table at a stranger wondering where we go from here. We are reconnecting and finding each other again.

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  11. Annie: Congrats that you made 31 years after being married as teens. Teen marriages can be difficult so I can understand it has been a long hard road but it is great you fought to keep it together. And enjoy the empty nest years. It's great that you are reconnecting and finding each other again.

    FD

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  12. Interesting how many loving, stable, hard fought, good marriages in this community.

    Thanks for the article. Enjoyed.

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