How to Work with Your Spouse’s Vices

News Alert: You’re Not Perfect Either

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“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”

― Katharine Hepburn

It takes two hands to clap and it takes two to make a good (or bad) marriage.

Just because your spouse performs tasks differently than you would, does not make them wrong. ‘Live and let live’ can go a long way in life.

Quit trying to make your partner into someone who they are not.

The important question is why do you want to change them?

See where your partner struggles and succeeds and work around those parameters.

Change your thinking.

Find the land of compromise and live there.

If your partner loathes a certain household chore or is simply really bad at it, find a solution that works well for both of you.

Be the person you want to live with and perhaps your example will be more powerful than your exclamations ever were.

Gratitude goes a long way.

Your marriage did not start a day ago, so it is going to take more than a day to fix it. Put in the time because this is your person and they deserve your genuine effort.

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