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Life Care residents share their advice for a happy marriage


02/12/2021
Our amazing residents

Happy Valentine’s Day from Life Care!

To celebrate the holiday of love this year, we asked our residents to share their wisdom in what makes for a happy marriage. Here are some of their heartwarming and funny responses.

 

“Mutual respect and communication make for a happy marriage.”

P.K., Garden Terrace at Houston

 

“Don’t keep her waiting if she’s already been waiting for a couple of hours.”

C.W., Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas

 

“Make sure you love the guy before you marry him. Get along with each other. Make sure it comes naturally.”

A.B., Life Care Center of Attleboro, Massachusetts

 

“Spending as much time together as you can.”

S.M., Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach, Florida

 


“My advice for a good, happy marriage is this: no fighting, listen to each other, think of gifts for each other and take your wife out to dinner.”

B.H., Life Care Center of New Market, Virginia

 

“Never go to bed mad at each other. Agree to disagree. Show each other respect.”

D.C., Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

“1. Being decent and nice. 2. Growing together as a couple. 3. Loving each other. 4. Making plans together. I and my husband were married a long time, and we were very happy.”

A.L., Garden Terrace at Fort Worth, Texas

 

“Always help each other out. We had a lot of kids, so we didn’t have time to fight.”

R.H., Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas

 

“My best advice is to make up your mind that you are going to make this last. Walk around outside and cool off and give the other person time to cool off. Remember, words said in haste cannot be taken back, but the heart is sometimes badly scarred by those words. Just think how you would feel with the same words or actions. And if you think about this before or during, stop, apologize and remember nothing can come between you two if you could just remember they are the one you promised to be true to.”

N.L., Mi Casa Nursing Center in Mesa, Arizona

 

“Never use the threat of divorce. Always put Christ first, then your spouse, then yourself.”

L.L., Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee

 

“Give each other a lot of kisses.”

H.D., Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts

 

“Be honest with each other, and everything will come together.”

A.C., Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Her: “You must treat each other like you want to be treated. Always be faithful. You can’t keep a marriage going by running around. Share with one another, and trust.”

Him: “You must first be sure to marry the right girl. I had to go through the creeks and hills to find my wife.”

D.P. and B.P., married couple at Life Care Center of Centerville, Tennessee

 

“Get to know one another as friends first. Spend a while being engaged.”

M.S., Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas

 

“A good meal every day. Ice cream snacks.”

C.B., Life Care Center of Citrus County in Lecanto, Florida

 

“1. If you don’t know Jesus, find Him. 2. Go on one date a week with your spouse. 3. Have lots of sex. 4. Keep no record of wrongs. 5. Share the gospel.”

D.G., Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

 

“The best advice I can give is to talk over the big purchases. Make sure you are both on the same page. Also, never go to bed angry, and communicate.”

I.G., Life Care Center of New Market, Virginia

 

“Do what my wife asks me to do, right away.”

L.R., Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas

 

“Always smile.”

D.F., Life Care Center of Estero, Florida

 

“Always agree with each other, and he should have supper waiting for you when you get home – good Spanish food, but not too spicy.”

B.M., Life Care Center of Westlake, Ohio

 

“Laughter.”

G.W., Life Care Center of Citrus County in Lecanto, Florida

 

“We both enjoyed doing the same things together, enjoyed each other’s company. We worked at the same place and both loved dancing, but especially square dancing.”

J.M., Life Care Center of Attleboro, Massachusetts

 

“Let your spouse be who they are. Love them for who they are, not what they got.”

S.G., Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee

 

“Make him think he is the boss.”

J.L., Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

“Love always. Both husband and wife should not flirt with others. And go to church.”

J.H., Garden Terrace at Fort Worth, Texas

 

“Always be wrong. It has worked for me for the past 53 years.”

C.W., Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

 

“Be open to change in doing what is best for the situation.”

R.H., Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida

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