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Love, Honor, Comfort, Cherish

wedding-planner-sanibel-islandWhat do women need and want?  Well, that’s as varied as there are women in the world.  Maybe someone to understand us (or try to).  Somebody to take us seriously and not make light of our concerns or issues.  A soul mate to listen, and not necessarily try to solve the unsolveable.

Or hey, go ahead and solve it.  That’s fine by me.

In the traditional wedding month of June, our thoughts turn to marriage vows and what we promise… when all is well.  Some say that they’ll “love, honor, and obey”. wedding-doug-helping-bride- Others might “take thee, _____, to have and to hold, from this day forth”. Hopefully, it’s said or implied that we will “forsake all others”.  And yes, there’s generally a nod to the fact that your love will continue through good times and bad:  “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health….”

Until death do us part.

thI’m beginning to see how many are avoiding marriage altogether….   Plus, the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology reports that 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce in America.

Is marriage really that “down and difficult”?

In talking with my own friends far and wide, we generally come to the conclusion that we ladies don’t 29-after-marriage-290612need a whole lot from a husband.  He basically needs to be decent, thoughtful, helpful, and supportive, a team player that values both halves of the equation, thinking of someone other than himself.  Be responsible and act like an adult.  Say nice, loving things, even compliments upon occasion.

It’s not that hard.  Smile.  Be encouraging.  No put-downs, no disappearing acts, no deadbeat behavior.  Hold our hand.  Turn off the computer or TV.

Be nice.  Be loving.  Be there for us.

It’s really that easy.

Cherish your mate today.

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