Monday, June 1, 2009

Marrying the "right" person

Posted by Terry McNichols

I decided to write a post about marriage, since I am out of town at this time attending an important family wedding. I hope to post the details of that wedding next week, as it is an extraordinary event. And we had another family wedding earlier in May. I was reminded of how often a person coming into counseling would suggest that possibly he or she had married the wrong person. Following is a very profound quote by Zig Ziglar:
I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person, but I do know that many people have a lot of wrong ideas about marriage and what it takes to make that marriage happy and successful. I'll be the first to admit that it's possible that you did marry the wrong person. However, if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong person. I also knot that it is far more important to be the right kind of person than it is to marry the right person. In short, whether you married the right or wrong person is primarily up to you.

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1 comment:

Peggy Forster said...

That is a really good quote from Zig!!!!!