You’ve done gone to gettin’ personal, Ms. Shel. Tip #1 nailed me. Great tips, keep ’em coming. I am listening though not silent. 🙂
I can relate, DiAne – on both counts! (For some reason, your comment smells a little like seafood – I can’t imagine why!)
I love #4 and it’s true in all relationships not just marriages!
And I think it depends on the advice for #6, someone that had a bad relationship can give good advice on what not to do. 🙂
That is true, Lisa. Although, if they were beyond marriage #2 I’d have to question whether or not they had pegged the right cause!
Great tips, Shel! Number 4 is so true, those telepathic signals usually get crossed.
They do, Jill – which leaves us lost and wandering endlessly around the land of assumptions – so unproductive!
Great post, Shel. My favorite is #2–it never occurred to me that “listen” and “silent” had the same letters, rearranged. Now I’ll remember!
Thanks, Marylin! I have a feeling that next time someone tells me to listen I’ll probably end up telling them about the great anagram instead – sometimes I have to work hard to walk the talk!
All excellent tips!
Thanks, Dee Dee – I’m thinking about taking a few of them myself!
With no partner, just my two furry boys, I still think these are good tips for every day life – I should apply them all immediately!
Pauline, I don’t think for a minute you’re going to stop saying what you think! Oh – I see your note said “should” not “will.” NOW things make sense!!
Hmm…I think I need to remember #1 a whole lot more often.
Funny, we just had a conversation with our daughter last night about “silent” and “listen.”
Did you tell her it wasn’t a coincidence, Lisa?!
Never realized “silent” and “listen” were anagrams. (I was probably talking when someone told me…) Love these tips. 😉
Chuckling at that one (we really need a universal shorthand for “chuckling” – I have no suggestions at this point that don’t sound insipid, but I’m working on it!)
ahhhhhhhhhhhh #5 I am TERRIBLE about this, haha! Thanks Shel. Always enjoy a stop here. xoxo
Thanks, Marie. I can relate with you on #5. Sometimes when Huz and I are shopping (we divide and conquer at the grocery store!) one of us will bring the other a greeting card to show what we would have received! Even though we don’t take it home,it was still good for an “awwwww!” moment!
Very good tips!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Jamie – I appreciate you stopping by!
thanks for some wisdom and laughter to start out my day…