On their deathbed people rarely say, “If only I’d spent more time at the office.”
Sadly, some people get so distracted climbing the ladder of success when they finally get to the top they discover that the whole time it’s been leaning against the wrong wall. Every step they’ve taken has been taking them away from what really matters!
Rarely do a husband and wife wake up after 20 years of successful marriage and say, “What a lovely day... Let’s get a divorce.”
Calling it quits is usually the final chapter of a prolonged process of drifting.
It’s so easy to allow other aims and interests to gain priority over our relationships.
The good news is that just a little adjustment now may prevent a great deal of regret in the not too distant future.
A good way to determine your current compass heading in this area is to ask your partner, "Is there anything I do that annoys you?"
You might want to record the response and have it dictated into a book so that you can review it over many nights but if you can grit your teeth enough to simply hear your partner out, this seemingly painful practise could actually be the start of more rewarding partnership.
Did you know that you can reinvent your marriage vows?
This time, don't aim for, "For better or for worse" but instead for, "For better and for better".
Keep the spark alive by doing the things you used to do.
Schedule in a baby sitter and go out for a night on the town.
Do something fun and exciting with your family at least once a week.
Go out for dinner together as a couple with your partner once a month.
Do something together as a family for a couple of days every six months.
Life is experience. Life is fast passed at time. Life can be draining and taxing but don’t let the hustle and bustle stop you from smelling and enjoying the sweet roses along the way.
You can finish strong!
Strong families are the foundation of a successful society and the stronger the family unit the stronger the community and in turn the country.
How do we make Australia even better? We start by going to work on ourselves first. We then focus on becoming better partners and better parents.