~ From an Anonymous Contributor,
My husband and I have always been “happily married”, but I was beginning to feel something was missing. After 5 years of marriage, the honeymoon was really over.
I picked at my husband, was bossy, and yelled at the whole family. I had a violent temper, managed all the finances and was downright miserable!
My biggest problem was love. I had not been taught what love was like. Acceptance was the key word for me. Wow! How I love that man now! No more picking—he’s too perfect. He has his faults, but not many. How wonderful it is to have a man to learn on. He makes the major decisions. Since it’s been this way, he always makes them in my favor and consults me frequently.
I turned over the budget to him. I had a rough time keeping my fingers out and gave him help from time to time Not long ago, I helped him straighten out the budget (it was a mess) and I was worried and complained that I’d had to hep and how it affected me.
Not long after that, all our emergency savings were gone and there was just $13.00 left to pay life insurance, car insurance, etc. He cried, “Help!” and I said “Forget it! I’m not going to even go into the den anymore.” I get sick just thinking about finances.
Two months later I asked him, “How will we ever be able to manage?”. He said, “Don’t worry about it, I’ve got it all figured out.” He has too, right to the penny. It took over a year, but it was worth it. I feel great! I could go on forever.
The happiness we share is the most beautiful and precious possession I have. I no longer look longingly at those few successful and happily married couples, you know, the ones that glow! I’m now one of them!