Steve

Profile

Username:
steeve
Name:
Steve
Location:
Glendale, UT
Birthday:
01/01
Status:
Married
Job / Career:
Legal

Stats

Post Reads:
27,239
Posts:
149
Photos:
9
Last Online:
> 30 days ago
View All »

My Friends

1 hour ago
15 hours ago
17 hours ago
19 hours ago
2 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago

Subscribe

Downwind

Life & Events > Relationships > Family Decisions
 

Family Decisions

MY WIFE & I have been married for 45 years and the longevity of our union, I'm convinced, is due to my realization of the importance of letting her participate in the family decision-making.

For instance, I let her decide where we'll eat lunch when we go to town; whether to get chicken thighs or breasts in the meat department of the grocery store; & which movie to see if we have time.

I make the most important decisions, of course, such as where to stop for gas.

Naturally, over the years, I have made the key decisions such as what color to paint the house, where to plant trees, & what brand refrigerator to get. My wife & I are partners and so I let her have some responsibility, of course. She decides little things like where we'll live, how much house we can afford, & what to name our kids.

Marriage longevity is all about sharing.

posted on Aug 29, 2013 8:27 AM ()

Comments:

After two failed marriages, NOW you tell me!!
comment by solitaire on Aug 31, 2013 4:51 AM ()
During my last marriage, the long dark teatime of my soul, i decided little. My ex made the decisions about which of her decisions I was to immediately implement.
comment by jondude on Aug 29, 2013 1:32 PM ()
There are so many different inflections in which to say "Yes, Dear."
reply by steeve on Aug 29, 2013 2:23 PM ()
When he was working, my father-in-law told the women's lib aerospace engineers under his supervision: "I let my wife Jean make all the important decisions such as which toilet to clean today, and I worry about foreign relations with China."
comment by troutbend on Aug 29, 2013 1:07 PM ()
That's the idea!!
reply by steeve on Aug 29, 2013 2:25 PM ()
This could have been written by my husband. It is a universal lament.
comment by elderjane on Aug 29, 2013 10:41 AM ()
Your husband actually wrote it and send it to me to post as mine. He's a really generous guy!
reply by steeve on Aug 29, 2013 2:24 PM ()

Comment on this article   


149 articles found   [ Previous Article ]  [ Next Article ]  [ First ]  [ Last ]