I heard a man on NPR yesterday make a remark I liked. He was on his third marriage, and when asked if this was it, he was very positive this would be his final marriage, saying, ‘I finally learned how to be a decent human being.’
I think that sums up the challenge of marriage pretty well. Marriage puts your whole character to the test, and sometimes we give into easy indecency with our partners–treating them rudely, not trusting, not being kind & respectful.
Test: So when you feel troubled by your relationship, concentrate on being a good, decent person first & foremost and see how far that takes you!