Marriage, a timeless institution, brings together two individuals with unique backgrounds, beliefs, and aspirations, promising a lifetime of companionship and shared experiences. Yet, the journey of marital bliss is often colored by the expectations we bring into it. These expectations can either be a source of strength or a stumbling block. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of managing marriage expectations to foster a healthy and enduring relationship.
Expectations are an inherent part of human nature; they shape the way we perceive and react to the world around us. When it comes to marriage, these expectations can vary widely, ranging from idealistic visions of a fairy-tale romance to practical considerations about partnership and companionship. It's essential to recognize that while expectations are natural, they should be managed with care to avoid unnecessary conflicts and disappointments.
Cathy and I have been happily married since 1983. However it has not been without our share of issues, yet we have persevered through all of them. We have three amazing kids that have grown into well respected and loved adults in their communities. We are the proud "Papo" & "Mami" of three beautiful granddaughters and 2 handsome grandsons. We enjoy spending quality time with our family. Randy enjoys cycling, working out, hunting, fishing, and playing the guitar. Cathy loves working in the garden, cooking, and camping. Together we love traveling. Although we have been blessed to visit several foreign countries, our favorite place to travel to is the beautiful island of Maui where we spend most of our time together laying on the beach enjoying the serenity of the Maui energy.