"Jaws!" yelled Captain Rope Nelson, as he stood on top of the tuna tower of our deep sea 60-foot Hatteras fishing boat. When this story took place, Rope, was a man in his fifties; written up in all the books as the most revered and respected deep sea fishing captain in the State of Hawaii.
Right now, future husband, I guess you're a mystery like Bigfoot or those darned unicorns we just can't seem to track down. But I know one day when we finally meet, you'll be my best friend. And I can't be more excited to fall in love with you.
What is it about superheroes that make our husbands, or significant others want to secretly be these characters? Why do they dream about a meteor falling from the sky, causing intergalactic gel to ooze into the water system, thus giving them secret powers that they can use to fight crime?
My husband is awesome. He's so much fun to be around (I think so and so do our kids). I've noticed lately though that when he is not here (i.e. out of town for work which does happen fairly regularly) well that's when for lack of a better description, the sh*t hits the fan. It just does.
Having a successful marriage has its benefits, such as coming home to the love of your life, and giving advice to unmarried people who don't want it. If you're not sure if you've found the man you should marry, here are nine key signs to look for.
Start at 6:00 a.m. This is going to be a long day but those few minutes (aim, high, young man!) of bliss are going to be worth it. Keep your eye on the prize. I repeat, keep your motherf*cking eye on the prize (this can be a literal translation).
Life in a family is constant triage; need always dictates priority. Children and their things and their needs osmose around the corners. Sounds come through: a burst of laughter, a slammed door, maybe a faucet left on. You shouldn't have to choose where your heart goes. You don't have to choose.
If you're part of a couple -- or have ever been part of one -- you know that couples do some pretty strange things. Here's a few of those things all couples do that seem a little wacky but really are completely normal.
I know in time, things will feel better. It really does help heal. I still have some really sad days. I have some incredibly happy days, too. On a lot of days, I feel both. But still I grieve... which for now, is exactly what I need to do.
According to the older men, one key to a long marriage can be summed up as "give your partner's interests a try." Among unhappy couples and divorced elders, resentment of a spouse's independent interests shone through. The partner's passion for an activity was seen as a threat to the relationship.
There are several keys to being an effective partner in a marriage. First and foremost you have to know yourself well enough to be wise to your motivations, quirks, downfalls and strengths which will impact your marriage and you must know those same elements in your partner.