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post #46 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 04:16 PM
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Fluid....an ever changing tapestry.
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All these negative words describing marriage are so sad. It would be useful to differentiate the word 'marriage' from dysfunctional relationship.
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Awesome (subject to change ... and I am sure it will)
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surrendered...

I do not know if this is a word, but basically I mean I have ultimately surrendered myself to someone, with a commitment, no matter how bad times might get, that I will be there unconditionally for my family. Marriage, only happened to me due to children, and I am honoring my responsibilities, and will always give my children everything I can. My children are my entire world, I would surrender to all the hardship, belittling, disrespect, and stubbornness my spouse offers me for my life with my children. I have surrendered.
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Growth.

My close second was "friends".

IMO, spouses should be friends first, lovers second. Friends have fun, communicate, share ideas and experiences. But when you also love that person, in addition to being their friend, you help them grow to become the best person they can be, and in so doing, you grow yourself. And they help you in return. You *become* with such a partner. Safely, and surely. Couples who are friends and lovers have the best chance of a successful marriage b/c the basic elements of trust, compatibility, respect, common values and goals are already in place.

When I read the various TAM threads of marriages in trouble, "growth" is what is usually lacking, or lost.
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Since I know someone will ask "what do you mean by growth":

I think one of the most powerful learnings from marriage is to *really* see oneself as you are, strengths and faults, with a partner who will help you to realize the whats and whys. A loving mirror, so to speak. A great relationship will have partners who are aware of themselves, and each other, enough to be able to open these "paths to growth". Its similar to "self discovery", but more powerful because you do this together, with and for the other, rather than alone.

A really bad marriage can also lead to these learnings, though the process is much more painful. IPFE.
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Openness

To be open to working on things together, open to learning, open to your spouses point of view, open to change/compromise, open to love, open to truly hearing what your spouse has to say, open to meeting each other's needs and allowing your needs to be met, open to take on what ever life throws at you with your spouse by your side.

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I'm going to put two words and explain them both:

Wow!

It's incredibly fulfilling and excruciatingly painful during certain seasons of the marriage. When you get past those high peaks and low valleys all you can think back and remember to say is "Wow!".


Selflessness.

This one took me a while to figure out. But the more you give to your spouse in a marriage, the more joy and happiness you receive in return. The real key here is to be completely open and transparent with each other. That's sometimes difficult to do (especially if you've come from a previous damaging relationship).
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Complete

My husband and I got married in April of this year, although we have been together for 14 years. Some people say marriage is just a piece of paper, well it may be so for the legal aspect, but the vows we took, we really took to heart. We both feel more complete, happier inside. We changed after we said "I Do" we are more in love than ever, the void has been filled. We love to laugh and play together, we live life together as if we do not have tomorrow. Of course we take care of the house, bills, kids etc but what is life without laughter so we do that daily. When I see my husband waiting for me on the porch when I get home from work, or standing there in the house, I still get butterflies marriage completes us.
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My husband and I got married in April of this year, although we have been together for 14 years.
Congratulations.

A friend of mine told me a great thing one time (and they've been married for nearly 30 years). "Never quit dating your wife." I've tried taking that to heart and it sure makes the marriage more enjoyable and fulfilling.
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