Here's one of our latest contributions that was such a "pearler" it needed a separate blog. Sincere appreciation to
Mr and Mrs Ian and Sue Gregory of South Australia!
"After reading the newspaper article “I do – I actually really do” I decided to make it a subject of conversation at a recent dinner party which Ian and I hosted. Present were four couples, each couple had at least 45 years of marriage making a little over 180 years of marriage between us. It created quite a lively discussion especially after a lovely dinner and several bottles of good wine. Here are comments from each couple, and a group photo is attached. We also recorded the conversation.
Regards, Sue Gregory
Him: Meeting the right woman at the right time, and we signed up for “better or worse” so you just put up with the “worse”
Her: Having the same values and being prepared to say sorry. Being understanding of the ambition of each other, and be prepared to buy jewellery as a token of love.
Him: Having empathy for your partner and occasionally taking the role of servitude rather than wanting to be the dominant person.
Her: Having the same religious beliefs and honouring our wedding vows. Having a patient husband and being thoughtful and unselfish to each other. Forgiving from the heart and loving always.
Him: Great intimate relationship. Having complementary personalities (Yin and Yang)
Her: Honouring the commitment to each other and respecting the other person’s views. Also having the same values and beliefs.
Him: Plenty of give and take. The grass is not greener on the other side.
Her: We made, out of love for each other, a commitment for life - you accept what you have and stay happy and comfortable with your decision.
Details for entries are on the previous blog! What a great excuse to get together and impact others over a fabulous meal with your Thriving Thirty plus married couple friends or family. Please SHARE this with your friends and help make a difference for FREE! (Just a single one-liner from the couple is preferable.)
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