I know quite a bit about weddings having performed close to 300 of them in the past several years. However, knowing about weddings is a far cry from knowing about marriage. Being married to the same lady for 44 years should also qualify to know something about marriage, but not necessarily yours. In any case, if even one or two of the things I have picked up over the last 44 years, are helpful to you then it has been all worthwhile.
One important tip I can recommend, something I have always done is, I remembered my anniversary and don’t even have to ask my wife. I have always made an effort to remember my wife’s birthday, our anniversary, my Son and Daughter-In-Law’s birthdays and anniversary and the grand kids’ birthdays etc… With the technology we have these days with iPods and Smartphones, there should be no excuse for forgetting an important date. Most calendars will even email you reminders. Guys, be honest, we have no problem remembering the things that are important to us or interest us. Most men know who won the Stanley Cup this year and who won the Super Bowl last year. Forgetting your anniversary or any special date is not good and sends a strong signal that maybe you just don’t care enough to remember. That signal may bring a cold chill that could last for several days, if you know what I mean.
I heard a cute story a few years back about the two guys who were golfing. They had just set up to tee off on the 18th hole when one of the gentlemen stopped, took off his hat and put it over his heart while a funeral possession was going by. His buddy commented afterwards about being impressed over his friend’s display of respect. He said: “Do you do that for all funerals?” His friend’s response was: “No I don’t but this one was special; she was a good wife for almost 40 years.” What’s important to you these days???