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I’m a silent observer watching the world and people around me, taking in conversations and stories. How is it that sacred vows that were spoken before God are taken for granted? Nowadays people would rather walk away or cheat when the going gets rough, instead of working out the problem with the very one that you vowed to love, honor and cherish until death do you part. Marriage is work, you don’t give up trying once you say “I do”.

I know some marriages fail after kids come along because there isn’t enough time spent on your spouse. Kids take up a lot of time, that’s why you have to make the time for your significant other. One or two days a month dedicated to the one you love isn’t a whole lot to ask for, considering you want to spend the rest of your life with this person. You have to continue to date your spouse in order to keep things alive. It’s not about the money spent on things, it’s about time and the thought behind what you do. I use to love getting little notes from Joe in the most unexpected places. Those notes meant the entire world to me and brightened my day.

Every couple should take the time out and really evaluate what it is that they want to see happen in their current situation. Come up with ideas to make the relationship better and if by any chance you don’t feel it can be better, then walking away is for the best. You should ALWAYS strive to lift one another up. Let them know you are proud and you appreciate everything they do for you. When you do this, it makes that person feel good and want to be a better person not only for you, but themselves too. I only wish I still had the opportunity to express to Joe how very proud of him I was. I did let him know while he was here, but I could have done it more often.

As a society, we should get back to valuing people and relationships, instead of things. The world would truly be a much better place.