Isn’t it strange how sometimes you get confirmation from different directions that your’re doing the right thing?
One of my rules for having a healthy marriage is to never talk critically of your spouse in front of other people.
Well a couple of weeks ago, I was out with a couple of friends. Both were talking critically about their wives, I just listened. My wife (“Honeybun”) showed up a bit later and asked what we were talking about. One of my friends said, “we were griping about our wives.” He paused, “except Jason.” Then he looked at me and said, “you never gripe about your wife.”
Well yesterday my wife was visiting with her sister and her sister’s in-laws. SIL’s husband was ribbing her. Apparently there followed a discussion about how husbands make fun of their wives. My SIL then told Honeybun, “but Jason doesn’t make fun of you.”
Now I don’t mean to blow my own horn. I’m just pointing out how such a simple thing is so noticable. I’m thankful for the feedback though. At least I seem to being doing something right.
So, I have now have a little proof for something I’ve long believed. One of the rules of a happy marriage is to never talk negatively about your spouse in public. The correllary to that is do freely compliment you spouse publicly.