“Your spouse doesn’t have to worship you, but they do have to choose you.
They don’t have to worship you, but they do have to
be true to you.
They don’t have to bring you flowers every day, but they do have to encourage you to bloom.
They don’t have to buy something expensive like a car, but they should hold your hand when riding in one.
They don’t have to give you diamonds, but they should avow you are one.
They don’t have to spend every paycheck on you, but they should spend their free time with you.
They don’t have to do ‘all the things,’ but they do have to do some of ’em, like
take out the trash,
do the dishes,
tag team bedtime,
help with homework,
and, for good measure,
occasionally tout your brains and beauty.
when you’re married with kids,
and one or both of you is working,
it’s easy to fall into a rut,
and it’s even easier to stay in one.
Reminding yourselves that you don’t have to worship each other,
you just have to keep choosing each other and choosing to
is your two-person, one-way ticket out of one.”
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