25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, pt 9

25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, pt 9

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SERIES NOTE:  Since one of the most read posts I’ve published was about how Theresa and I stayed married for 25 years so far, here’s a series of 25 lessons I’ve learned in that 25 years!  I’ll be posting twice weekly – Mondays and Wednesdays – with this series.  And Fridays will be something fun/different.

18. Prioritize greetings and times of parting each others’ company

It is common for me to come home to lots of people at home.  We have seven children and they have friends.  And my wife is a joyful extrovert to boot.  So in addition to putting my bag, keys and phone down in the entry way, I am commonly greeted by multiple people telling me about all manner of experiences with a variety of emotions involved.

Oh yeah.  And I then try and remember to greet my wife!

It’s easy to create habits that become automatic and fail to account for important things.  And whenever you are parting company or reuniting after a day’s work or a week away, be intentional to connect with your spouse.  A kiss.  A hug.  A few minutes, even amidst the dinner hour that is typically a bit nuts, to ask about their day and give them your attention.

If you won’t give your spouse your attention, you won’t have your spouse’s attention.

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