Is there a common thread in thriving relationships and marriages?
I recently stumbled across what I consider to be a strong common denominator worthy of consideration: distilled down to one word it’s – BUILDING.
It could be a hobby or a business, constructing a house or designing a garden.
It could be sharing a passion like opera, the movies or tennis.. hiking, traveling, exercising, antiquing, cooking or wine.
Big or small, the key is that you have something you are pursuing and enjoying together with your partner.
Again..it doesn’t need to be raising race horses or anything complicated, expensive or overly time consuming, it just needs to be an activity or pursuit that leads to tangible, positive, definitive, physical, mental or spiritual tandem growth and shared, memorable experiences.
It’s that simple..and in this hectic, self-centered age, that hard.
And no, this doesn’t mean people can’t have their own, personal hobbies and goals. It simply means that building and growing and sharing something unique with your partner is a key component in a healthy, growing relationship.
And oh yeah..the good news? It’s never too late to start.