No doubt we want to be happy and loved. We feel more peace in our lives and are more content when we are happy. We all want to feel secure in our relationships. We want that perfect relationship that will give us the happiness that we so desperately seek. If this is the case, why are there so many failed marriages and broken homes? I have often wondered this when I see a young couple give up on their marriage only after a few years. Why do many give up so easily?
I am one of the lucky ones. I married my best friend. We have been married for nearly 29 years now. I cant say that we have never had a fight as that would be untrue. I can say that we have worked through our disagreements and became stronger from them. It has not always been easy. We had our ups and downs. We are two individuals trying to be happy, just like any other couple. We have come to the place in our relationship where we can finish each other’s sentences and we know what the other is thinking quite frequently.
Yes, I am fortunate. I found my best friend in my husband. We share and care for each other no matter what happens in the world. No matter how tough life gets, we each know that the other will be there to support each other. We are stronger as a result of that knowledge. It is however an ongoing process to keep a marriage strong enough to weather the trials of life.
I found that one of the keys to our marriage is that we were and are committed to each other and to our marriage. Our marriage as well as our family is our number one priority. If you want to have love in abundance, you must be committed to it and that commitment will be reflected in your thoughts and actions. Commitment is the true test of love. If you want to have loving relationships, you must be committed to someone or something, quitting is never an option. Trust is a big part of commitment. Commitment distinguishes a fragile relationships from a strong one.
I have heard many young couples say “Well if it does not work, we can always get a divorce”. I just think to myself “This marriage don’t stand a chance with that attitude”. There are times when marriage’s don’t last as a result of abuse. That just breaks my heart that anyone can abuse someone that they say they love but it happens.
Do you think commitment has anything to do with marriage?
Do you think it can make all the difference when times get hard in a marriage?
Do you think marriage is worth fighting for when hard times come around?
Is it hard on both partners when divorce is the only option?
How Important is a family unit to you?