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Getting caught up with the hosts, learn about how visits to doctors, back pain, and work on other podcasts have kept Robin and Keith busy.
We get right into the main topic right up front. Why do people not stay married as long as they used to? Or why do people choose to not get married at all?
Matters of financial, or other benefits from the government can drive a wedge to make it more convenient to stay seperate. Legal issues, or complicated past relationships can make the decision difficult. Keith recaps a couple of scenarios where he traces how a life long marriage path leads, and one where the comittment is tosed aside to follow the easy decision to be free to do whatever you want. Is it worth it ti nae te convenent decisions, and follow the easy path of lesser resitence. The right decision is most often not he easy one.
We discuss the lack of dedication, and the ease at being able to divorce. We admit that we can’t address the issue from poersonal experience, and try to make sense out o how acts of love get forgotten, and what might be done to exercise our skills of showing love, even when the feeling isn’t there, or the other person doesn’t respond or recirpocate. Stick with it. It’s worth the effort, and a bad marriage can turn aroiu nd.
The emppty nest syndrome, once the kids are all grown, isn’t immune to divorce. Just because kids are adults doesn’t always make it easier when mom and dad split. What makes a couple drift apoart, is it the sudden cha ge, or does te rift grow over time, and go unnoticed. Dating each other, and making time to keep up on personal relationship is th thing to invest time in.
Wha makes a marriage? A piece of paper filed in a courthouse? A ring? Those things are tangible things too make the marriage covenant real. Its the ongoing, daily journey of loving, making amends, forgiveness, qnd continuing develop;ing the relationship,
What can you do when the decisions in life haven’t been ideal ones? Start now, and though the right decision could put you in a bind, the long distance road to recovery is worth it. Sure, the convenient thing is easy, but nothing will change. This is all easier to say than to do, but We’re not professional counselors, or psychologists, just people who hqfe been married a long time, and trying to figure out why things go wrong.
Shifting the format a little, we turn to the fun stuff.
After School Snacks, designed for moms to have her little helper pitch in to cook this yummie treat. Crackers, pizza sauce, cheese, and warrm p the oven to finsh the job.
Bacon Tater Bake. Another fast and easy treat to whip up.
Finally, Keith shares a few bits of trivia before wrapping up the show.
Now its your turn. Rise to the challenges. Send us your feedback on our marriage topic, respond to the word of the, or comment on the trivia.
Word of the day is provided by http://miriamwebster.com
Trivia provided by Michael Gallager. http://triviaoftheday.wordpress.com