How to Stay Married – Kindness is the Key

Relationship
My husband and I are pushing 30 years together…and it hasn’t always been a walk in the park. As a Certified Imago Therapist and a Professional Counselor, you’d think that I, of all people, would know how to keep a marriage alive and thriving, but guess what…therapists have to work at things, too. NO marriage, no human relationship, really, thrives without what I consider to be one key element: Kindness. If I assume that my husband’s intentions are good, and if I do my best to act, myself, out of genuine care for his best interests, many small problems just fall away.  If both of us are able to do this – to act out of intention rather than reactivity, the struggles of relationship become much smaller. I found a wonderful article that I want to share today by Lydia Netzer, an author and blogger.  The link to her post is below.  Lydia has some great things to say about staying married.  Take a look!

http://lydianetzer.blogspot.com/2012/04/15-ways-to-stay-married-for-15-years.html

What one word would describe what it has taken for you to stay in relationship?  I would love to hear from you.

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3 responses to “How to Stay Married – Kindness is the Key

  1. Great Article! And I very much agree…just passed 27 years and kindness is a key ingredient!

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  2. Susan, this couldn’t have come at a better time! Today John and I are celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We got married very young and I confess we weren’t always successful at being kind to each other. We had to finish growing up! But what’s kept us going is the belief that we are truly meant for each other and the drive to figure things out. Thanks for sharing Lydia’s article, wish I’d read it years ago. Oh, and I still think he’s the sexiest man alive!

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