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Lessons from Relationships   1 comment

I got married when I was 20 years old and he was 25.  Sadly, I was divorced by the time I was 25.  Before I got married I had ideas in my mind about what love was, and what being married was like. 

The reality was nothing like any of my ideas.  Here are some things I have learned about relationships 

  •  Relationships change over time.  You don’t establish a relationship then dust your hands together and say “Done!  Accomplished!”  Relationships are living organisms that need to be fed and nurtured
  • Relationships are nothing like what you read about in the romance novels, or what you (mostly) see in movies or on the TV.
  • Just because someone asks you to marry them does not mean you have to say “Yes”.
  • Just because you think (or even if you feel very very sure) you are in love with someone, it does not mean you have to marry that person. 
  • Relationships have ebbs and flows, high points and low points.  Just because you might be in an ebb or low point does not mean you have to toss the whole relationship.
  • Don’t compare yourself to other couples, or hold yourself to others standards.  Each relationship is a bit different.
  • Communication is key, and you need to find the kind of communication that will work for you as a couple.

Now maybe you knew all that.  But I can assure you – I had NO idea of any of this before I got married, or got involved in a long-term relationship.  I wish I had had someone to tell me these things.  Remember, I got married in the dark ages, before the internet was what it was today.  

What about you?  What relationship lessons have you learned that you wish you had known ahead of time?

 

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Posted August 20, 2013 by Maureen in Being Single, Memories

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Interim   Leave a comment

I’m working on a relationship blog post, but until then this has been going through my mind:

 

Jesus Messiah

     (You are my Messiah)

Name above all names

 (There is no other name greater)

Blessed Redeemer

(Thank you for redeeming me)

Emmanuel

(You are always with me)

The rescue for sinners

(I am not lost in my sin)

The ransom from heaven

(You paid the price for me)

Jesus Messiah; Lord of All

 

(Chorus from “Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin)

 

Posted August 12, 2013 by Maureen in Christian, Musings

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