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.)
WHOA - "Pearls of Wisdom from the Thriving Thirty Plus" HAS ADDED LUSTRE! Fabulous prizes are to be WON! TheConfidante is excited to announce The People's Choice Award for our current Pearls of Wisdom project. Entries now close 31 July 2013.
Ever wonder how long-term couples last the test of time? Trust each other implicitly? Keep it mutually loving and harmonious? Laugh together and keep their relationship dynamic? Do you know of such a couple married thirty plus years? Help inspire others with your Pearls of Wisdom?
Aside from having the opportunity to win, know that you may well have given others a new tool for making it through their marriage or enriching theirs to grand new harmonious heights! Successful contributors will be featured in a beautifully presented book as well as entered in the People's Choice awards as follows:
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