Secrets to Wedded Bliss…

It seems there are secrets to wedded bliss…This week Wilbur and Teresa Faiss are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. 

A group called the Worldwide Marriage Encounter certified the marriage as the nation’s longest ongoing union. On a recent trip to Nevada, President Obama was even scheduled to deliver brief remarks acknowledging the couple.  However Wilbur and his bride were running late to the event…you think…he’s 100 yrs old.  So the announcement was scratched from the speech. 

As for the secret to their wedded bliss as they approach their 80th anniversary, Wilbur says, “It’s very simple. It’s give and take and compromise.”

Gosh! Is that all it takes to achieve happiness in a life long commitment between two human beings?  At first glance Wilbur’s advice seems simple, even attainable.  Simple advice within reach of every married couple looking for the answer to wedded bliss.  However, marriage is anything but simple.  Marriage takes everything you have and then you need to be ready to give and take.

Are you ready for a little Give and Take?  Well it’s time to roll up your sleeves and join in the lively exchange of ideas or conversation ….mutual concessions, shared benefits…light teasing, frivolous banter, interaction, reciprocity, agreement and flexibility!  Now that wasn’t so bad? Right?! 

If you are still committed to achieving wedded bliss after you experienced give and take and reciprocating and bending then it’s time to compromise.

Oh yes Compromise…here we go…it’s time for a settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions…agreements, accommodations, adjustments, trade offs…where a couple meets on middle ground…meets halfway, concedes…supports, boosts, assures and enhances.

And once you have mastered the simplicity of give and take and compromise you will be well on your way to understanding the secret to wedded bliss

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8 responses to “Secrets to Wedded Bliss…

  1. I think the secret is if both want to compromise; the sum of us beats the parts … 🙂 MJ

  2. Oh yeah, give and take and compromise. You noticed he answered the question? Not the wife…..let’s ask her.

  3. If we want a society filled with lasting peace . . . we much follow these secrets on a larger scale.

    good thoughts, Jeanne.

    • Nancy, I know from 23 years of wedded bliss, (LOL) that there was much more to the story than those 3 little words…I love you give and take and compromise…

  4. Lots of work and then sometimes we must move on… c’est la vie!

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