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How to enjoy the company around you

Updated on September 18, 2015

Being a Forgiving Person

As the years go by, I seem to realize and consider the effects on forgiveness on the person who gives it and the person who receives it. I am a type of person that if you "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". I strongly believe in order to live a happy life you have to be the best forgiver you can be.

Whether it is forgiving yourself, your spouse, your parents, your kids, your boss, your friend, or even your neighbor. When you truly forgive you seem to live a life that nothing or no one can change about how you feel within yourself.

I have experienced the full effects on forgiving and how it just helps your inner self and how you carry yourself. I remember so many pointless fights that would end in nothing until I finally decided to put a stop to this and said to myself, "No! I will not let this person, situation, circumstance steal my peace."

Once you decide this for yourself you will see how quickly things change, how quickly those fights start to get shorter and shorter until they become discussions and not fights.

Learning from your Battles

With every fight that you have, it seems as though you get better at winning or losing. I have noticed this especially with my husband. It seems I know him so well that at times I know how to say things a certain way that makes him agree and say yes to something I want to happen.

For instance, cooking and cleaning our home is a topic that is so common in most marriages, relationships, and partnerships. I love to cook and so does my husband but when it comes to cleaning up it seems as though we both try to convince the other that it is their turn. It is a never ending battle that has to happen on a weekly basis if not daily.

Some relationships are different in the sense that either one or the other have a full-time job but when it comes to both being full-time workers there is more stress and fights over little insignificant things. Food is something that so many people fight over when at the end of the day it's gone. So the next time you feel like you are getting "hangry" or hungry and angry at the same time, just take a deep breath and think, "Is this worth the fight."

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The Truth About The Divorce Rate Is Surprisingly Optimistic

The Huffington Post reports:

Below, a few of the most interesting tidbits from the Times:

  • The feminist movement of the 1970s played a considerable role in where the divorce rate is now, according to economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfer. As women entered the work force and gained reproductive rights, marriage began to evolve into its "modern-day form, based on love and shared passions, and often two incomes and shared housekeeping duties."
  • The fact that people are marrying later in life, resulting in more mature marriages, has helped matters, too. The median age for marriage in the 1950s was 23 for men and 20 for women. In 2004, it rose to 27 for men and 26 for women.
  • If numbers continue to go down, roughly two-thirds of marriages will never involve divorce, according to data from Wolfers.

For more on why the divorce rate is on the decline, including an infographic illustrating the dip, head over to The New York Times.

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    • Aysleth Zeledon profile image

      Aysleth Zeledon 2 years ago from Russellville, Arkansas

      Well I'm glad my writing could give you some hope! :)

    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 2 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      It is good to hear that the divorce rate is going down. I think that people are starting to be more conscious about the decision to marry. They want to make it work long term, therefore, they go into it with more knowledge and understanding than couples did before. People tend to communicate more, work together more, and try to help each other more. It gives me hope!