Friday, March 5, 2010

on marriage

A friend sent me this excellent piece of marriage advice written by Zig Ziglar and I thought it was well worth sharing!

"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 know 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."

Have a happy weekend!


  1. I love it!!

    It is truly amazing how people tend to live up or down to our expectations of them. The way we see and approach others is HUGE in how they interact with us.

    I know from experience that this is some excellent marriage advice; before you fret about your spouse, truly work on improving yourself!

  2. You are so right, Marie - I remember once reading an article (can't remember where) about how we train people how to treat us! ..and it is entirely possible to re-train them :-)

  3. Wow - great post! It always amazes me how people end up together - there always seems to be a story in there of how they made it work. All of my other friends who didn't, probably didn't understand how much work it really is.