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Why so serious?

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

Dr. Seuss

One of the best pieces of marriage advice that I received was: Don’t take yourself too seriously … or something like that. I’m a pretty serious person — often too serious — so I just try my best. Occasionally there’s a gem like the photo above.

Actually, I’m really very goofy. But that’s not the point.

The point is that most things that come up in marriage are not as big of a deal as they seem. The goal is to relax. In any case, even things that actually are an issue aren’t any easier to deal with when everyone’s getting worked up about it, angry, yelling, or giving the cold shoulder.

I get worked up far too easily. Really, it’s a life goal, not to take myself too seriously. Life is better that way.

What is your favorite piece of marriage advice?

One reply on “Why so serious?”

Thanks for the fun picture. It made me smile. Almost thought the email was it except for the three little dots. Glad I clicked.

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