young, foolish + in love

Joanna at Cup of Jo wrote a wonderful post about those little annoying things that your significant other does. While it was funny to read about those little things that drive her nutty, what I really loved was her husbands' response to the topic:

"Young people in relationships tend to give negative things too much weight & underrate the positives. Negatives often get three times the weight of positives. But look at married couples in their eighties. Their little annoyances are often all they talk & joke about. "Oh, Miriam always says this..." "Oh, Herb always does that..." The little annoyances are acknowledged, accepted & part of the fabric of their relationship. They try to act like they're driving each other crazy, but they really can't live without each other. Annoyances aren't a deal breaker. They are a natural part of a long, healthy marriage."


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