The Fine Line Between Marriage and Divorce
This morning a friend shared a link to a Huffington Post article called “The Fine Line Between Marriage and Divorce” and it was so interesting I had to share it. I love the voyeuristic look into other people’s relationships and what they are thinking – its an area that usually isn’t discussed unless between *very* close friends. You end up getting the impression that everyone around you is blissfully happy (and are stunned when they get divorced out of the blue).
Now, I’m not married. But after 13 years together I can relate to most things marriage related 😛
After interviewing hundreds of women the author identified 3 strategies that work best if a woman is to stay happily married…
- A sense of purpose and passion in work and causes outside of the home. Check!
- Not spending a whole lot of time with their husbands (which I think is ironic really). Kinda Check? I used to have a solo holiday every second year until the kids came along. Now we spend pretty much all our time together.
- Having a tight circle of wild women friends with whom to drink, travel and vent about their husbands. Check! Check! Check!
So, its looking pretty good for me :). I think the tight circle of female friends is super important, not just to a marriage but for life in general – I always feel so much better after time sharing (b*tching) with a great friend.