THE BUILDING BLOCKS TO A LASTING RELATIONSHIP

Marty is homeschooling mom and blogger who has some great insights into what makes a successful marriage tick.

MY 32 CENTS

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(This is part four in my series on relationships.)

It happens. Somewhere a DJ is playing ”All of Me” when you look across a crowded room and there she is. She’s stunningly beautiful and the moment your eyes meet there is a spark. Everyone else fades away as you walk toward one another like Tony and Maria from “West Side Story,” or Cinderella and her Prince at the ball. You introduce yourselves and then talk as if you have known each other forever. A whirlwind romance follows and a few months later you walk arm and arm down the aisle together for all eternity.

 And then reality sets in. Followed by disillusionment. Because that kind of love, the falling in love, butterflies in the stomach kind of love, rarely has the foundational elements necessary to build a lasting relationship.

 Our society has tricked us when it comes to relationships. It…

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