Monday, July 11, 2011

gratitude: building a life together

When Paul and I first met, most of my friends didn’t think the relationship would last. I had a hard time of it really, dealing with the amount of naysaying I got at the beginning of our relationship. People just couldn't see it, the didn't get how 2 people who were so different on the surface, could work. And yet, here we are, 5.5 years in, married, and I would even dare to say, stronger than ever.


I don’t know what makes one relationship work and not another. I don't know if opposites attract, or if it's about balancing each other out. So far my experiences in life have leant weight and disproven each theory out there. Sometimes opposites do attract, other times they really don't. Sometimes having things in common is great, but sometimes you run out of things to talk about. Like I said, I don't know why one couple/theory works in one situation and not another. And I don’t know why some people who are amazing, are alone for no apparent reason other than people not seeing them for how great they are. I wish I did, cause I’d be a millionaire if I did. AND, I'd have probably had an easier go of it in the dating world had I had the answer!

The other day I was trolling the interwebs and came across this blog post  which explores a variety of creative people (mostly scrapbookers and art journalers) talking about marriage advice they'd give others, like marriage or "love is a decision," or "be kinder than you feel" and I just thought they were beautiful words to think about in a relationship, any relationship really, be it family, friends, or romantic.

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