This Man’s Take On Being Married To ‘One Woman’ For Life Is Going Viral
This is what celebrating love and commitment looks like.
Today’s society is a bit commitment-phobic. The idea of being “tied down” to one person all of your life can be overwhelming, especially in our modern age of online dating and the ease of meeting someone new that it provides. To put it simply, many think: We have so many options at our fingertips, why “settle” for just one person?
Well, one man’s beautiful Facebook post about his wife may have many rethinking that logic. Husband of the Year Dale Partridge’s sweet perspective on monogamy has the entire internet sighing a collective “awwwww.”
In his post, which has been shared more than 340,000 times, Partridge wrote that men are worried that marriage will leave them with just “one woman” for the rest of their lives, and then goes on to write about all the “women” his wife is wrapped up in one beautiful person. Have a read below:
Dale has also taken to Instagram to talk about his beautiful wife. He shares more advice here on the necessity to defend your spouse and act as “one” unit:
Men, never allow your friends or family to get between you and your wife. Never associate with anyone who hates, disrespects, or dishonors her. Make it clear that you and your wife are one and that you will shield your marriage and protect your wife's position, her image, and her reputation at all costs. You are her defender. Remember, "What God has joined together, let no one separate." -Mark 10:19 #DaleyWisdom
Of course, enjoying a long, happy marriage can be easier said than done. Thankfully, there are a few key things which can help to preserve your bond.
1. Offer gratitude.
Studies show that gratitude can be the glue that keeps loved ones together. Think specific, meaningful praise such as “I love watching you to read to the kids before bed, you’re such a good dad” as opposed to a quick “Thanks for getting them in bed.”
2. Communicate often… even about money.
Believe it or not, talking about money on a regular basis can be good for your bond. As a recent study featured on Forbes shows, 78 percent of couples who talk about money on a weekly basis are happier in their relationship than those who do not.
3. Make time for date night.
A new study shows that couples who have a monthly date night are 14 percent less likely to break up than those couples who do not. Don’t worry if you can’t afford a big night out… cooking dinner at home or going for a hike in a local nature preserve can be a fun, inexpensive way to bond.
And, finally, one last bit of advice from Dale on the destructive nature of being defensive:
Defensiveness can drive a marriage to death. When we listen to not both our wive’s words and their feelings without getting angry or frustrated, it becomes a conversation of strength, not strife. But most importantly, it allows them to feel safe to express themselves (A rarity in the brutal world that our women must bear.) And the more she is able to express herself, the more she feels authentically understood, and when she is understood she will gladly give you (her husband) the loving respect, admiration, and heart that you work so hard to earn. Ultimately, fighting is easy when we listen with the intent to understand; instead of the intent to reply. #DaleyWisdom
What do you think? Do you think today’s generation can get on board with Dale Partridge’s advice or is monogamy not doable in today’s modern era?