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14 Bits of marital wisdom to help you grow old and happy together

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Dolors Massot - published on 05/17/18

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13. How do we deal with the in-laws?

“Some parents want to organize their married children’s lives: suddenly they’re interested in where we hang a picture in our apartment, or they tell us how many children we can have, or they just want to protect us too much. We need to find a gentle way to explain that we are old enough to make those decisions now, we have the skills it takes to hang a picture in the right place, and no one else ultimately makes the decisions but the two of us.”

14. Avoid becoming a victim

We must activate the “know how to ask” feature even for small things, like my friend who left a post-it on the fridge that said, “Don’t forget to wish me a happy birthday tomorrow.”


HAPPY COUPLE

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