From the messy countertop of the Lazy Housewife...
The Hub. Spouse, soulmate, companion, helpmeet. I love my husband. Underneath the tough, gross, complaining exterior is the real man and the reason I want to stick with him. The best way to make a marriage last is to not try to change him.
I have lots of TIPS from many places on the subject of Keeping Happiness in Marriage. Here are just a few:
- Strengths - Let each other shine at what you like to do. Mine likes Sports and to Coach - go team! and Grill - yum!
- Reconnect - A regular date night is important. Make it fit into that busy schedule!
- 7 Commandments of Fair Fighting:
- Thou shalt not lose control. Check your volume and use time outs if nec. (works for adults too!)
- Thou shalt not bring up the past. Deal with the issue at hand.
- Thou shalt give positive strokes first.
- Thou shalt fix the problem, and not blame.
- Thou shalt not mind read. Let them talk and really listen, then digest before responding. (This is my biggest problem.)
- Thou shalt not label. No name calling!
- Thou shalt not hit below the belt. Don't say things just to hurt.
- be able to admit you can be wrong
- leave love notes unexpectedly
- don't correct your spouse in front of others
- praise more, criticize less
- Through a friend at Applebees
- He was my neighbor. (and this story is more complicated and sweet!)
- He was my boss when I worked as a waitress.
- We met on spring break in Cancun
- My roommate in college introduced us when he came over to study.
- Sitting next to a HS friend I was chatting with on a bus ride, he hunted me down afterwards
- Blind date =)
- Have to send you to read Cassie Mae's hub story from E day - swoon worthy! no wonder she writes YA romance! (she is also hilarious!)
Do you have any stories or tips? Please share!
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Ctrl H - opens "Find/Replace" dialog box.
he said - plain dialogue tags are fine. Action dialog tags spice things up, using a sentence of action without a saidism. Just be careful not to put someone else's action with the speaker.
commonly confused "H" words:
hangar (a building for storing aircraft) / hanger (a device for hanging garments)
hanged (used for people) / hung (used for inanimate objects)
hoard (a hidden cache) / horde (a large crowd or swarm)
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