WHAT I’VE LEARNT…
The Pearls of Wisdom from the Thriving Thirty Plus marriages has been THE most incredible and inspiring project I have ever had the pleasure of facilitating.
From over 2,000 collective years of married contributors, I’ve learnt we could spend more time observing wise long term married couples who have much experience to impart on our generation when about one in three marriages fail. Debbie and Pat Pauli suggest couples “put in the effort, ride the waves and it’s absolutely worth it!”
I’ve learnt that the simplest and most basic ingredient is talking to one another and never assume.
I’ve learnt the most difficult and integral component could well be forgiveness. I’ve learnt temptation in various forms has been “real” for many of these couples. Thanks to Pam and Peter Flesser, “If you want to be happy, begin where you are and don’t look for treasures that are future and far.”
I’ve learnt that a sense of humour could quite save your marriage with a focus on fun, laughter and the lighter side of life. Is this where Denise and Christopher Dean’s often practised “Selective hearing” helps too?
I’ve learnt that marriages that last as long as 76 years married Daphne and Stan Burton is grounded in a faith in God and to be highly regarded just as 31 years married Roslynne and Steve Byfieldt, who advocate friendship.
… and these are just a few wonderful pearls in the vast ocean of wise tips in this project.
So, want to know how to make your relationship last the test of time, keep it mutually respectful, loving, harmonious and especially dynamic?
View a special preview of the incredible contributors to the Pearls of Wisdom project designed to promote longevity in relationships. Maybe you know some of them?
Couples married more than thirty years were encouraged to submit a one-liner on their “key to a harmonious and thriving marriage” along with their photo.
ENJOY and share the collection here at: http://woobox.com/p7qzcd or click on the “Pearls of Wisdom” tab at https://www.facebook.com/TheConfidanteCounselling (if you use Facebook). Alternatively, scroll down to view them from the front page of TheConfidante Counselling’s website: www.sunshinecoastcounselling.com.
Nominate to help one of these wise couples Celebrate! Vote via Facebook for your favourite one-liner by this Saturday, 31 August to put yourself in the draw to WIN an i.blossom voucher and as well as help a couple win a Romantic Escape at the Novotel Twin Waters. Any enquiries, contact TheConfidante, Joanne Wilson at email@example.com or 0499991884.
Joanne will be your Confidante, enabling you to speak freely in complete confidence and serenity. An integrated approach tailored to your specific needs will be utilised.