Posts tagged marriage
Posts tagged marriage
And, in today’s installment of totally arbitrary and mundane gifts I buy for my husband: a dish drain!
Why a dish drain? Well, I really, really hate dish drains. I think they’re gross and ugly. We have a dishwasher in this house, so it was my excuse to get rid of our dish drain. However, with all the cooking I’ve been doing lately, sometimes on busy weeks I can’t keep up with the dishes. Eric is a big fan of washing dishes by hand and would always offer to help with the dishes…but since we didn’t have a dish drain to dry them in, oh well.
Sometimes we have to make compromises, even if they’re ugly and we hate them, in order for our significant others to do what they want: the dishes.
Well, honey: soap up! Have fun washing dishes :)
(he’s going to be so excited about this…probably even more excited than the garbage can.)
Being married is fun. Being an adult is hard work. Having the right partner makes it all worth it.
(Excuse the evil grin)
“You and your spouse are a team of two. It is you against the world. No one else is allowed on the team, and no one else will ever understand the team’s rules. This is okay.”
-From 15 Ways to Stay Married for 15 Years, which was actually a good piece!
“But the dark secret of the ones long married,
A pleasure never mentioned to the young,
Is the sweet heat made from two bodies in a bed
Curled together on a winter night,
The smell of the other always in the quilt,
The hand set quietly on the other’s flank
That carries news from another world
Light-years away from the one inside
That you always thought you inhabited alone.
The heat in that hand could melt a stone.”
-Wedding Poem for Schele and Phil by Bill Holm
This song makes me ridiculously happy.
Vienna Teng - City Hall
This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It makes me cry out of sheer happiness, every time. It’s about gay marriage in CA (when it was allowed!) and a couple getting married. It’s so so uplifting! Take a listen…Vienna Teng is awesome.
Go watch the gorgeous video clip of YayNY…I am so proud of my sister for being involved in such a beautiful organization. Please share this with everyone you know…as Jenny, The Cheerleader for Love says,
“The truth is, weddings are weddings, love is love, marriage is marriage, no matter who you are.”
“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.”—Julia Child
Olivia: Imagine if they had been ‘Garfunkel and Simon’…
Eric: That’s really deep, Honey.
All good marriages have a supporting cast.
There’s an odd fallacy about marriage (middle-class, American marriage, perhaps) that it should somehow stand on its own. If two people love each other, have shared values, a little chemistry, a decent job, maybe a kid or two…that they should be able to figure it out. That a good marriage can withstand life’s slings and arrows, if not unscathed, then at least intact.
Guess what? Life’s a lot bigger than two people. Sooner or later, a sneaker wave will knock you down, and you’ll need a hand to find your balance again. Perhaps it will be something small, like a messy house or a bad habit. Or something big: job loss, a health crisis. It may be something good: starting a new business, or winning the lottery. Or something bad: a death in the family, or an affair.
Whatever it is, there are people who can help.
Everyone’s supporting cast looks different. Some include a housecleaner or a babysitter. Others include a marriage counselor or a psychiatrist. Some need a financial advisor. Some just need their extended family or their friends. But everyone needs someone.
—Asha Dornfest, from Five Lessons Learned from 18 Years of Marriage, Babble
I’m sort of in love with this piece from A Practical Wedding. I even love the comments.
“The people who own their happiness are usually the first to attract a serious relationship. Because who *wouldn’t* want to be with the girl who is happy all by herself?”—My photographer, Maddie (in comment section)