Are you okay?
A simple sentence that can keep a marriage happy, going and remain loving. Don’t get me wrong though, this simple phrase shouldn’t just be asked to your partner/by your partner but needs to be answered with sincerity and truth.
Having been married for almost 9 years now, I’ve learned a lot on how to deal with the tweaks of my hubby and I sure know he did too! Marriage is very complex. Emotions such as having someone to love and be loved by someone is great but when mixed with the reality that you need to keep up with another person’s imperfections??? I’m sure all of us would think twice.
The reality is, all of us wish and pray to be find someone who fits perfectly an imaginary person that couldn’t exist because that person is a mirror of yourself. No matter how people say he/she is the perfect person I’ve prayed and hope to be with, I simply won’t agree. For sure there’s that snoring that you hated for the first few years of marriage but simply learned to live with it. Or that annoying mood swings that you don’t know any person can keep up with yet you learned overtime how to act on it without making that person so dear to you more upset.
Once you’ve learned to accept those things, that’s the time you’ll know can say that the person you’ve fully accepted and is the perfect person you want to live with the rest of your life.
A lot of couples though get too complaisant knowing their partner well enough that they forget that their other half is a human. It only means that despite being with them all those years, let’s just say, you “still” don’t know them. That’s why it’s important to always check with one another.
A simple phrase such as “Are you okay?” can mean a lot. What being together all those years helps though is being able to reply to that question with the unfiltered truth. Whether you got disappointed with a petty thing your other half didn’t noticed upset you or you’re all good and just in a mood of talking that much that day, you’re free to blurt out without thinking twice that you might upset your listener because you know he/she will accept you no matter what.
And that’s the beauty of marriage.
When was the last time you checked with your other half, “Are you okay?”
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