Thursday, July 26

Rules for a Happy Marriage

I have this interesting frame at home which I bought some time in the Philippines. I bought it to give as a present for newly weds but I found it so interesting I kept it :)
Here goes:

Rules for a Happy Marriage
  • Never both be angry at the same time.
  • Never yell at each other unless the house in on fire. (love this! probably because I yell too much??- yikes!)
  • If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate (yup let it be me, hubby!)
  • If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.
  • Never bring up mistakes in the past.
  • Neglect the whole world rather than each other. (how sweet!)
  • Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
  • At least once everyday try to say one kind or complimentary word.
  • When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it. (husbands admit it!)
  • It takes two to make a quarrel and the one wrong is the one who does most of the talking.(hmmm..)


Gattina said...

Fortunately I didn't have these rules at the beginning of my marriage ! I would be divorced since a long time. We are always angry no, we are furious together, we always yell at each other, nobody wins an argument, I say what I think even if it's a critic. Mistakes of the past come out immediately we always care for the world and not for each other (when we are angry) Arguments are always settled before going to sleep otherwise I would be sleepless and yelling the whole night. Of course it takes two to quarrel but for reconsiliations it takes two too, lol ! I would get crazy with such rules !

chateau said...

Those are nice and helpful reminders... hehe. I think i need those to be posted somewhere hub and i will always see them. hehe

maiylah's snippets said...

"Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled"
... hahaha, i must admit sometimes i don't follow that one. minsan kasi pagod na, so tulog na kaagad. i just forget all about it. :D

Toni said...

Gattina, those rules are indeed hard to follow, i think any couple who follows the rules listed here should be saints.
Chats, yup helpful reminders indeed but we just have to follow them and when that happens we could write a book about it and be rich and famous :)
Maiylah, you are so right about it, my husband just sleeps and forgets about it while i can't sleep, because i'm so irritated - in the end i suffer and the guy has his good night sleep.ay naku- asar.

Gloria said...

Oh, I love these rules! Not that I'm married...yet...but it should come handy one day. ;) I'm keeping this!