The Power of Myth Quotes by Joseph Campbell
Myths of Marriage
7 Myths About Marriage
What makes for a long marriage? It's a question that social scientists and clinicians have tried to answer for many years, with limited results. We still don't really know why, after the joy of a wedding, one couple ends up on the rocks after a few years and another stays together for five or six decades. I decided to seek an answer by trying something new: Asking over 1, older people about their experiences in marriage. In the Legacy Project and a related book , our research team invited these oldest Americans to share their lessons for young couples hoping to stay happily married "until death do us part. When asked about what makes for a long and satisfying marriage, I was surprised at how many elders used the expression "give and take.
We argue sometimes, but we don't consider it a sport. We were fine at 7 years. It was closer to 10 that we hit a rough patch. That's so untrue. If anything, my husband and I keep each other on track when it comes to eating healthy and working out. Now, my husband nudges me in the morning when my alarm goes off and if I complain he squeezes my butt playfully and tells me how good I look.
One Sunday afternoon when I was a bishop, a very disillusioned woman came to talk with me. She and her large family had recently moved into our ward. She had tried to follow this counsel, but after many years of an apparently happy marriage, her husband abandoned her for another woman, leaving her with many children and no financial foundation. Certainly studies do indicate a lower percentage of divorce among those who marry in the temple. See Ensign, July , p.
While most people do have good intentions, a lot of these marriage myths are subjective—and, frankly, false.
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Somewhere around our 18th wedding anniversary I noticed that my husband and I had lost the spark that first brought us together. Our busy family life and the demands of his career took priority even though our marriage screamed for attention. To an outsider, things may have looked pretty solid. We were always smiling and had ticked a lot of boxes in terms of career achievements, having great kids and a beautiful home, belonging in our community and church with a caring and supportive small group. But we ignored the subtle but obvious signs that our marriage was no longer thriving. We took each other for granted, and assumed that eventually life would slow down enough for us to finally!