Marriage Box

Most people get married believing a myth, that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for; companionship, intimacy, friendship. The truth is that marriage, at the start, is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in marriage; love is in people, and people put it into marriage. There is no romance in marriage; people have to infuse it into their marriages. A couple must learn the art, and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising– keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty.
-J. Allan Petersen

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  1. Having married to a selfish man, NO WONDER! my marriage box has always been empty from the start. Glad, I’ve walked away! Life is full now 🙂

  2. I think this box is empty to many couples. As we expect a lot from marriage in such away that once we dont see/get what we expected we feel disappointed

  3. mostly of man are selfish… its true! the problem of marriage is that people get married to be happy … the right thing to both is getting marriage to make the other happy… things worlds this way … I make him happy and forgeting myself … he makes me happy forgeting himself…

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