Back to School

by Sharon Leukert

It’s been said that if you keep studying and learning new things, it keeps your brain younger and active and is beneficial to your overall health. If you’re done with math and science I have a suggestion: get a degree in your spouse.

There is this phenomenon that we believe understanding our mate is seeing how we can relate to them in order that we can change them to be like us. Wrong! True understanding is becoming a student of your spouse and applying that knowledge – hold on to your seat – to your life.

So you found out your wife is a neat freak extraordinaire. Don’t buy her books about how she is OCD. Pick up after yourself. You are demonstrating that you understand your wife and are showing your love. Does your husband do everything by a list? Put away the certificate you got for that class on spontaneity and send him a list of things that are important to you. He’ll see it as his marching orders and it is something he understands – a list!

Time marches across all of our hearts, preferences and ideals. That means that your spouse may have made some modifications over the past 12 years. This is the reason studying your spouse is a lifelong quest. Never stop learning about your spouse. It keeps your brain younger and active and is beneficial to your overall marriage.

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