I think one of the funnest things about being a newlywed is being curious about my husband… how he thinks, how he responds to life challenges, his fun aspects, talents, opinions and quirks. As I approach this relationship with curiosity, I find so much joy in getting to know the man I’ve married on a deeper, more playful level. He’s simply delightful.
Curiosity Helps You Stay Objective
This is something I hope to continue throughout our married life. Approaching him with that curiosity helps me stay objective.
I’ve learned over the years that curious objectivity keeps me from taking things so personally. Many times in marriage we make too much about ourselves. Events unfold, people react or pro-act. How they decide to do that is largely about them, their life experiences, their perspectives. It’s rarely about me. I don’t need to take it personally.
Curiosity Keeps Playfulness Alive
Most of all, being curious helps keep the playfulness in our marriage. This photo of my husband was taken a couple weeks ago while we were out shopping for Halloween costumes.
We both love Bugs Bunny’s “What’s Opera, Doc?” episode … you remember that one? Where Elmer Fudd plays a viking? Check it out below…
Hopefully we’ll always keep that playfulness alive. Then again, I think it would be impossible not to. Chris is a hoot!
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