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The Grass is Always Greener

Nov 03, 2011 / General     

My wife, Susan, and I knew a couple…let's call them Sally and Greg. They were always so sweet and kind to each other…so affectionate and attentive. We always looked at their marriage and wondered why ours wasn't as wonderful. Well, shortly after we drooled over this dreamy relationship, they went through a terrible divorce. What seemed like a magical marriage publicly was actually a dreadful relationship privately. A recent example of this is Kim Kardashian’s short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries. So, if you're looking out the window or across the table coveting another couple's magnificent marriage, remember this…they've got struggles too. Evaluate how you and your spouse are doing at facing the pressures that come from finances, busy schedules, parenting, and miscommunication. And instead of focusing on your spouse's annoying habits, focus on what you have and get to work to make it better.



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