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What love looks like after decision-making

“Perhaps, in an ideal world, every big decision is come to by conversation and consensus, but in my world – that’s generally not how it happens. More often than not, we decide by compromise and concession, and the question is: how gracious are we after the fact with the decisions we were less than 100% gung ho about?”

Building My Marriage One IKEA Bookcase at a Time

Maybe this sounds weird, but I find assembling IKEA furniture to be a profound marriage-building activity. Actually, I know it sounds weird. I know couples who bond on marriage retreats, or through deep-and-meaningful conversations, or share hiking, or photography, or puppy/pony/ferret-taming. To each their own, n’est ce pas? For us, two things stand out as significantly maritally-enriching activities: …

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