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Marriage – 5 Pearls of Wisdom

 Pearls of Wisdom - Barbara "Cutie" CooperWell, more from Cutie Cooper dishing up marriage talk in today’s Friday Five.* Tell us what you really think, Cutie!

Marriage - Pearls of WisdomOn opinions: The time for having singularly strong opinions is when you are a single person. Once you choose to be one-half of a pair, you must compromise, so that no one person gets what he or she wants at the expense of the other. It may take some getting used to, but reaching decisions that you both can live with can be quite romantic since each one is a symbol of your connection.

Marriage - Pearls of WisdomOn screw-ups: When somebody makes her best effort and still fails, be kind. When a person is already beating herself up, if you join in, that’s a mob.

Marriage - Pearls of WisdomOn spending:Splurge on the things that bring real pleasure to the people you love: good food, unique experiences, a comfortable space to gather in. You’ll be far richer than if you rack up bills for material possessions that can’t be freely shared.

Marriage - Pearls of Wisdom

On guests: If good people feel happy in your home, your marriage makes the world a better place.

Marriage - Pearls of WisdomOn tough times: If you should have a choice of whether to laugh or to cry, laugh. Laughing makes you stronger, and it does not diminish the seriousness of a situation. I think instead of turning an already bad situation into a tragedy, make it into a comic strip.

Marriage - Pearls of WisdomBonus pearl – a parting shot: One thing Harry and I always held on to was our senses of humor, and a sense of humor is something I recommend you develop if you’re not fortunate enough to have one already.

Wouldn’t you love to sit down and have a cup of coffee with her?

* All quotes are from Cutie’s book Fall in Love for Life – Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage.

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