***Buying Your First House***
When you buy your first house, be aware of The 80-20 Rule, that states your wife is in charge of 80 percent of the house and you are in charge of 20 percent, which, coincidentally, is the size of the garage.
Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel - The Book
When my grandson, Joel, got engaged, I decided to jot down a few words of marital advice for him, based on my vast experience as a husband. Then I thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when I can share it with the whole world. So, I started this blog, listing new marital advice every week. As the popularity of the blog grew, people suggested that the material should be a book and , well, here it is. It is available on amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Davidson/BOOMNT8QKC and also on barnesandnoble.com and other sites. Reviews of the book are starting to get posted online and the reviewers love it! Check it out.
Settling Into Married Life - Sharing
You learned as a child that it is good, proper, and nice to share with others. This concept carries over to marriage, but it works a little differently than it did in kindergarten.
Let's say, for example, that you like to occasionally eat a banana. You realize that Abby is not as fond of bananas as you are and that she rarely eats them. You stop at a convenience store on your way home from work and they have some great-looking bananas. You decide to buy two of them - one for today and the other one for tomorrow. You get home and place your bananas on the kitchen counter. After dinner, you decide to have one of your bananas for a snack. Your wife asks, "Can I have the other banana?" Of course, you graciously say "Yes." There goes tomorrow's banana.
A few days later, you stop at the same convenience store and they again have some great-looking bananas. You decide to get yourself two of them - one for today and the other for tomorrow. You recall, however, that last time you did this, Abby ate your second banana. You decide to compensate for this and buy three bananas, two for you and one for your wife.
You get home and place the three bananas on the kitchen counter. After dinner, you decide to have one of your bananas as a snack. Abby does not ask if she can have a banana.
The next evening, after dinner, you decide to have your other banana as a snack. Abby still does not ask if she can have the remaining banana.
By the third day, Abby still has not asked if she can have the remaining banana. By this time, it has turned black and is inedible. You throw it out in the garbage.
Like I said, sharing in a marriage is not the same as sharing in kindergarten. Good luck figuring it out.
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