Posted By Christina M on October 15, 2012
1. A strong marriage requires sharing of values.
2. A happy marriage requires that each person consider him or herself responsible for the other one’s happiness.
Where do “interests” come in? Wherever you wish, so long as they don’t interfere with 1 and 2. A married person should never take on an “interest” that actively excludes the other person, because values and caring are always more important than interests. A relationship built around shared interests has a shaky foundation, but a relationship where outside interests supersede interest in one’s spouse has a splintered and painful foundation. Fortunately, a splintered foundation is reparable.