Acceptance

acceptanceAfter 5 years of marriage, I’ve come to realize that in order to have a happy marriage there must be acceptance.  Learning to accept your spouse’s personality and habits without wanting to change it is one of the keys to a happy household.  I’ve learned to accept that the hubby will panic when he can’t find his way.  I’ve learned to accept that he is highly sensitive to what others think or say.  I’ve learned to accept that the best way to bring up a point is to show him rather than talk to him about it.  I’ve learned to accept that we are so different in so many ways yet so alike as well.  I’ve learned to accept this and many other things.  This acceptance comes from the realization of the fact that both of us have chosen to be in this marriage.  In this day and age where we both have economic freedom, and other freedoms there’s nothing really that is forcing us to be together.  We want to be together and when we let go of this expectation of our spouse acting/reacting/being a certain way, and we just accept them for who they are, a beautiful thing happens, they begin to accept us and give us exactly what we have been looking for in this partnership called marriage.  What had you learned from your married life? Please share.  The longer you are married, the more you have to share :)

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  1. This is so true. I’ve also been married for almost 6 years, and I would also say that the key to making a marriage work is to accept each others flaws and habits, and come to terms with them. Just as we sometimes see flaws in our spouses, they see flaws in us. So it’s a two-way street.

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