What advice do you give to someone getting married

Posted by: Four Keets

What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 12:14 AM

So my colleague is getting married this weekend and we are having a "Man Shower" for him. Everyone is supposed to give some advice and write it down. However, I can't think of anything to write. So let's hear some ideas flow...
Posted by: bfdaj

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 12:26 AM

be nice, and gentle
Posted by: suzzie

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 03:02 AM

"she is allways right, no matter what, allways say your sorry, give a kiss and a ilove you just for the hick of it every day,no matter what the food tast like, allways ask for 2nds and tell her how good it is and last , but not least..NOTHING makes her look fat.." if every hubby did that we wifes would be sooo happy lol
Posted by: PDM

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 09:05 AM

'Never let the sun set on a quarrel' ~ old advice, but good advice.

And ~ read 'Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars' by Gray ~ or one of the other books in a similar vein.

If each understands how the other's mind works, it really does help to prevent misunderstanding and discord.
Posted by: PDM

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 09:15 AM

Why not get one as wedding present for them!
I don't agree with everything they say, and there are some generalisations ~ but I do think they are worth reading!

'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships' by John Gray
http://www.amazon.com/Mars-Women-Venus-Communication-Relationships/dp/006016848X
'Men, Women and Relationships : Making Peace with the Opposite Sex' by John Gray
http://www.amazon.com/Men-Women-Relationships-Making-Opposite/dp/B0002OUQN0/ref=pd_sim_b_img_4
'Mars and Venus Together Forever: Relationship Skills for Lasting Love' by John Gray
http://www.amazon.com/Mars-Venus-Together-Forever-Relationship/dp/0060926619/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b
The Venus & Mars site is here:
http://www.marsvenus.com/
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'Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes: The Ultimate Guide to the Opposite Sex' ~ Barbara & Allan Pease
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Have-Women-Always-Shoes/dp/0767916107
'Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It' ~ Barbara & Allan Pease
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Listen-Women-Cant-Read/dp/0767907639/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b
Allan and Barbara Pease site here:
http://www.peaseinternational.com/
Posted by: Faith says hi

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 07:31 PM

Treat her with consideration. At least as much consideration as you would give your friends, or your mother. Make time for each other.

Good manners are important, always. (Please and thank you and all that.) Kindness is, too.

Once in a while, remind her of something you remember from an early one of your dates, or compliment her on one of the traits that was/is important to you.

A wedding isn't the finish line; it's the starting point. Love takes nurturing. But it's well worth it.
Posted by: Kariva

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 07:54 PM

wow these are good im getting married 2 weeks from today i need to remember them!
Posted by: Four Keets

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 10:33 PM

Yay!! Kariva, I'm so glad you get to see these!! Hehe. I thought of a few funny ones like:

Always put the toilet seat down.

If you're a splasher; be a wiper.
Posted by: val313

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/23/08 10:38 PM

Never trust a fart! Or fart on your sweetie! It may be funny but it doesnt bode well in the bedroom.

Posted by: Four Keets

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/24/08 01:17 AM

Hahaha!!
Posted by: PDM

Re: What advice do you give to someone getting married - 04/24/08 08:46 PM

Have a look at this thread:
Lessons Learned From Marriage
http://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=251043&fpart=1