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Twelve Rules For A Happy Marriage

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there is no better time than now to think about friendships, relationships, love, and marriage.  Of course everyone wants to be loved and appreciated all the time, but Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to express it in a very special way.

I came across this article a very long time ago, saved it, and decided to post it at this special time of the year, when so much love is in the air.  I don’t know who the author is, or even where I originally got it from, but would love to share it with all my readers, especially my children, nieces, nephews, and their loved ones.

Twelve Rules For A Happy Marriage:

  1. Never both be angry at once.
  2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
  3. Yield to the wishes of the other as an exercise in self-discipline, if you can’t think of a better reason.
  4. If you have a choice between making yourself or your mate look good, choose    your mate.
  5. If you feel you must criticize, do so lovingly.
  6. Never bring up a mistake of the past.  Your silence will be greatly appreciated.
  7. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
  8. Never let the day end without saying at least one complimentary thing to your life’s partner.
  9. Never meet without an affectionate greeting.
  10. When you’ve said or done something hurtful, acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness.
  11. Remember, it takes two to get an argument going.  Invariably the one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.
  12. Never go to bed mad.

If you memorize these twelve rules (or print, frame, and display in your bedroom), and apply them to your everyday life, you both will always grow together, and never apart, you and your spouse will be best friends forever, and your home will be a happy place to live in.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

4 thoughts on “Twelve Rules For A Happy Marriage”

  1. Orest says:

    “Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts”
    -Jeff Foxworthy

    “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.”
    -Groucho Marx

    “The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.” -H.V. Prochnow

    “I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.” -Lyndon B. Johnson

    “A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn’t.” -Unknown

    “My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.”
    -Rodney Dangerfield

    “Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain’t so hot.” -Minnie Pearl

    “Behind every great man there is a surprised woman.”
    -Maryon Pearson

    “They say love is blind…and marriage is an institution. Well, I’m not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.” -Mae West

    “Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.” -H.L. Mencken

    “A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.”
    -Zsa Zsa Gabor

    “I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.” -Rodney Dangerfield

    “No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.” -H.L. Mencken

    “A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.” -Grace Hansen

    “If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.”
    -Lawrence Housman

    “Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women.” -Marion Smith

    “Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?” -Barbra Streisand

    “My mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they’ll never get all the pennies out of the pot.” -Armistead Maupin

    “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” -Erma Bombeck

    “I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.” -Lewis Grizzard

    “There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.” -James Holt McGavran

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    hmmmmm……everybody is entitled to their opinion…….since I love humor, I am sure you will not mind if I include yours in the next post, for those who forget to read comments…..nice job digging this up. Thank you.

  3. Elaine says:

    This is too funny! Ok, I’ll be sure to remember these rules!

  4. Suburban Grandma says:

    If these don’t help, they sure will not hurt. At least you will have some fun while implementing these.
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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