Thursday, September 3, 2009

Marriage as a partnership

Nine years ago, I decided to exchange wedding vows because I thought I finally found someone capable of handling a difficult man like me. I did not err. It was the right decision; however, it was a selfish one. It was all about me.

Marriage is a partnership. The parties involved are supposed to complement each other, not to exploit one's weakness. On that criterion, I am not a good partner. I was not.

My wife and I are now treading our 10th year. While I am unlearning selfishness, I am slowly developing into a proper partner. The once thorny relationship is progressively turning rosy.

More than me, we.

9 comments:

zoe858 said...

It's nice to hear your changing your ways... for the better. I wish more men would follow in your footsteps

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi zoe858,

thanks for dropping by. i wish i could continue trekking the right path.

cheers!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Congratulations on approaching your 10th anniversary. My husband and I are approaching our 10th in November and I completely agree with you, we have both grown together as a couple. Marriage is a beautiful thing as long as both people involved understand that you have to work together at keeping communication open. I hope you enjoy many more years of wedded bliss.

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Tough Cookie Mommy,

Congratulations to you too! May we all have many more loving years.

cheers!

Anna said...

Excellent point! Life is also about learning, so you are on the right track. Anna :)

Anna said...

...by the way congratulations! Cool blog too. Thanks for the comment on the blogspot blog review. Anna :)

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Anna,

thanks for dropping by.

cheers!

lina@happy family said...

I hope you and your wife will have a happy mariage life in the following years!

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi lina@happy family,

wish us luck. i wish you well too.

cheers!