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What has worked for me so far...


Duct tape. You put enough of that around anyone and they're pretty much stuck there, whether they like it or not.

(Haha. Of course that's just my stupid sense of humor.)

Seriously though, I think the following really help:

1) Recognize that you can only divorce-proof yourself, you cannot divorce-proof your spouse. So work on fixing yourself rather than trying to fix your spouse.

2) Don't stray in thought or in deed, instead provide intimacy and seek intimacy with your better half alone.

3) Don't keep a running list of the things that bother you about your spouse, instead keep a running list of the things that you love about your spouse.

4) Be your spouse's biggest advocate, supporter, and warrior.

5) Try to treat your spouse like you're still dating and you're still trying to win their heart.

6) Remember that love isn't an emotion, it's a set of actions. You don't have to be religious at all to benefit from the excellent description of love found in 1 Corinthians 13 4-8: "(4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails...."

7) Put the seat down, especially at night.

8) Bring her her favorite food now and then.

9) Write her little notes from time to time and leave the notes somewhere she'll find them unexpectedly. (Protip: be careful what you write because you don't want to have to explain "I wanna jump your bones" to a 5 year old)

10) Ask her where she is sore from the day and give her a mini-massage to help her out; don't expect anything in return.

And if all else fails, get duct tape. ;)

(In response to this post by 105A)

Posted: 02/14/2020 at 3:31PM



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