Ten Rules for a Happy Marriage

Published on August 31, 2009

As of this writing, Boyet is probably on his way back to Manila after a three-day company outing in Boracay. This is actually the longest and farthest we’ve been apart for almost five years. Before he left last Saturday, he gave me a blue notebook and a scroll-like wall décor both from Papemelroti. I don’t know what came to him for giving me something. But I was laughing my head off as soon as I read the wall décor.


Ten Rules for a Happy Marriage

1. Never both be angry at the same time.
2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.
4. If you must criticize, do it lovingly.
5. Never bring up mistakes of the past.
6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
8. At least once every day say a kind or complimentary word to your life partner.
9. When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness.
10. Remember it takes two to make a quarrel.

-advise from a couple who reached their 50th anniversary and successfully made their marriage a promise for life

We’re not yet married so I was a bit surprised why he gave me this. But I think this is his way of reminding me not to nag him all the time and stop yelling as if I were being burned and buried alive. And that I tend to bring out the past as if I used to be historian. There are times when I get so disappointed and since he is the closest person I could talk to about everything, I tend to pass all my negative energies to him.

Ok fine! I’ll control my anger. I’ll stop yelling. I’ll stop the emotional blackmail. I’ll stop being the control freak. Just take your vitamins regularly, learn to eat fruits and vegetables, don’t forget to bring your umbrella, and I told you not to blah blah blah blah blah blah!

I think I just missed my point. Hehe! :p

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1 comments

  1. I dont know if those rules are enough. Hahahaha.. Pero mukhang yun ang wish list ni Boyet. Dinaan lng dun. Ahahahha...

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