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September 28, 2018
Weekly Parenting Tip

Top Ten Marriage and Relationship Tips #3: Work Harder at Changing Yourself Than at Changing Your Spouse

Three suggestions about what to work hardest on:

1. Good Marriages inevitably improve people’s parenting, but it doesn’t necessarily work the other way around. Work hardest on your marriage relationship and second hardest on your parenting.

2. You may have gone into marriage thinking that you would be able to change your spouse into the person you wanted—into the person who will fulfill all your needs. Stop thinking that and work hardest on changing yourself.

3. Consider this question: Whose happiness do you think you have more control over, your spouse’s or your own? Work hardest on his or her happiness, and in that process you will make yourself happier.

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September 21, 2018
Weekly Parenting Tip

Top Ten Marriage and Relationship Tips #2: Relish Rather Than Resent Your Differences

What is a couple to do if they love each other but are very different from each other and frequently find that they are bothered by things the other person does? First of all change your definition of a good marriage from “Two people who always agree and think alike” to “Two strong, independent people who have chosen to be interdependent but who remain who they are and each bring their unique strengths and views into a synergistic relationship.”

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