Monday, July 09, 2007

lift a glass

Current reigning holder of the Mr. Drunken Househusband title Silliyak and his esteemed wife, Moonrabbit, are celebrating their 30th anniversary! Awww, they are an inspiration to all of us. Share your secrets of marital success, please (but in a PG-13 version).

8 comments:

Jack's Raging Mommy said...

I swear I read that as "estranged wife".
Esteemed is so much better!
Congrats!

hughman said...

30 years!!! OMG! congrats!

Silliyak said...

I think I'l post this at my place, but since you asked.

The Art of a Good Marriage
By Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end
with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and
demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience
understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

lemonjuicer said...

i only have R rated suggestions... oh wait, some are worse.

hughman said...

oh man. no wonder i never stayed married. doh!

Freewheel said...

Congratulations, Silliyak!

The Hippy said...

After 35 years this past March 18th All I can say is she's stubborn and I'm damn LUCKY.

susie said...

The secret to a long lasting marriage,
separate tvs!