Do You Act Like It?
Is That Good?
One day I was watching couples at the mall. There are all kinds of couples, did you know? Now we’re going to play a game. Tell me what you think.
Here’s a couple engrossed with each other, absent from their surroundings, laughing, teasing, smiling, and enjoying each other more than they enjoy the mall.
Now, watch closely. Couple number two heads our way … walking, shopping, slightly bored. Griping. Looking in windows. Frowning. Going into shops and browsing. Splitting up to meet back somewhere.
Which one of these couples is married?
Is this good? Why or why not? Is part of it normal? Is marriage the antidote for romance?
It’s not completely normal because if there’s not that romance part, one or the other will be tempted. But it goes beyond romance. One man says that being friends is a vital part of staying together. According to him:
“To be friends with your mate means:
* You respect her.
* You treat her like your equal when your upbringing and your own selfish ways try to convince you otherwise.
* You talk about how you feel and think about the good and bad of your life together. Continue reading