I don’t religiously read The New York Times because I find a lot of their articles long-winded and extremely detailed. There are, however, articles that pique my interest and are really attention grabbing. The latest article I read certainly falls into the last category.
The article is called, “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.” That’s absolutely an attention getting title.
At first I thought this article was going to be about the divorce rate, how it’s too easy for people to leave or how getting married young is a recipe for a marriage not to last. I was pleasantly surprised that this article focused on how people are searching for the “perfect” match. How we hope to find someone who believes everything we believe. And that choosing someone based on these “qualities” will end in disappointment.
The article ends by saying people need to choose their spouse based on respect during disagreements, practices forgiveness and continues to grow. There isn’t a perfect person out there. Two people will never agree on absolutely everything. Never.
As a married person, I believe the majority of what this article is saying. I find the differences between Vinn and me to be interesting. He brings a different perspective to many situations and helps me see the other side. He makes me want to be a better person and pushes me to be the best version of myself. Neither of us are perfect. We have disagreements, but we handle them with respect and dignity. And we’ve been together almost 10 years and it’s only getting better! And as the years go by, our love grows deeper.
What do you think makes a happy marriage? Do you think you will marry the wrong person?
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