Our wonderful friends had presented this poster as a wedding gift – it read as the title suggests, “Rules for a Happy Marriage”. It hung proudly on the wall, till we both realized all rules hold true but with a little twist. So here is our take on rules – don’t forget to read between the lines
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(but there is no guarantee 🙂 )
- NEVER BOTH BE ANGRY AT THE SAME TIME
Trip-se : True that – unless it is at the same person or same reason
Adi-se: Yeah, bitch about the rest of the world, but not @ each other .
- NEVER YELL AT EACH OTHER UNLESS THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE
Trip-se : Only if he refuses to leave the loo till the book finishes or if India wins the next Cricket World Cup!!
Adi-se : Or if she is taking tooo much time to get ready!!!!!
- IF ONE OF YOU HAS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT, LET IT BE YOUR MATE
Trip-se : implies THE WIFE
Adi-se : implies THE MISSUS, you can’t win this, you might have won a single round, be happy, you loose something but you win something else 🙂
- IF YOU HAVE TO CRITICIZE DO IT LOVINGLY
Trip-se : “You don’t look so fat in this” is not really a compliment
Adi-se : Tread this territory very carefully, its an art you shall learn over the years, use lots of nice words, remove the direct negatives 🙂
- NEVER BRING UP MISTAKES OF THE PAST
Trip-se : especially old flings,flames, chicks, friends
Adi-se : ditto, oh yeah and never bring up any screw ups on her part during an argument.
- NEGLECT THE WHOLE WORLD RATHER THAN EACH OTHER
Trip-se : so its okay to bunk office some days.
Adi-se : Weekends are meant for ‘FAMILY’ (including her friends and your’s , one’s approved by her 🙂 )
- NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH AN ARGUMENT UNSETTLED
Trip-se : you can always PAUSE between the debate and do other interesting things before sleep beckons obviously :P. Some arguments are never meant to be finished.
Adi-se : Damn!!! Midnight is not the right time to have discussions/arguments
- AT LEAST ONCE EVERYDAY TRY TO SAY ONE KIND OR COMPLIMENTARY THING TO EACH OTHER
Trip-se : You know they always look and smell nice, but let him hog that mirror sometimes to get his hair correct or an extra 5 minutes in the shower (just kidding), psst – this ensures you can always get that extra credit for shopping and make up 😛
Adi-se : Timing is of most importance here :), but seriously do it , makes you feel good !!!
- WHEN YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG, ADMIT IT AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS
Trip-se : this one is strictly applicable for the other halves ladies, we all know that you dont just bump into an old buddy and no one really forces you to wait for a few more drinks!!! Also it is perfectly okay to get inspired by your best friends fashion and clone it.
Adi-se : Applicable to both halves, though getting her to admit it is an art in itself 🙂
- IT TAKES 2 TO MAKE A QUARREL, AND IT IS THE ONE IN THE WRONG WHO DOES MOST TALKING
Trip-se : NOT always, if the ones in the wrong accept their fault it would save a lot of breath 🙂
Adi-se : You make a mistake as for forgiveness as soon as possible , otherwise fall into the loop of point’s 7,9