Wednesday, July 29, 2009

sedikit perkongsian


DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON?


During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said,"How do I know if I married the right person?" I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, "Itdepends. Is that your husband?" In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?"


Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.


Here's the answer.


EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse.

You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies.


Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was acompletely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything.

That's why it's called "falling" in love...

Because it's happening TO YOU.


People in love sometimes say, "I was swept of my feet." Think about theimagery of that __expression. It implies that you were just standingthere; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.


Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience.

But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria of love fades.

It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.


The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.


At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?"

And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown.

People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.


Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious.

But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.


But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else.


You could.


And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):


THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression "the labor of love." Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.


Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery.

There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.


Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), thereare also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exerciseprogram makes you physically stronger, certain habits in yourrelationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause andeffect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable. ..you can "make" love.


Love in marriage is indeed a "decision"... Not just a feeling.


Remember this always:


"God determines who walks into your life.

It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay,

and who you refuse to let go."

4 comments:

  1. insyaAllah.. mudah2an apa yg Allah kurniakan padaku adalah yg terbaik untukku di dunia dan akhirat.. I believe that my hubby is the right person.. "Ya Allah jadikanlah keluarga kami keluarga sakeenah, mawaddah wa rahmah" amin ya rabbal a'lamin...

    ReplyDelete
  2. setelah apa yang kita lalui sebelum dan selepas kahwin, kita yakin abg wan mmg diciptakan untuk kite...belum pernah sekalipun dari dulu samapi sekarang ni dia merasa bosan, naik angin, hilang sabar atau merungut dengan perangai kite yang absolutely unexpected ni...panas baran kite, cerewet kite, jeles kite, dia sentiasa sabar dan tak pernah kurang walaupun dah hampir 5tahun bersama-sama kite...bersyukur sangat dengan kurniaan Allah setelah apa yang kite tempuhi selama ni dalam dunia 'CINTA'...

    ReplyDelete
  3. ops...bukan hampir 5tahun...tapi 7 tahun...ralat yer..

    ReplyDelete
  4. http://hakishumi.blogspot.com jom usha2 koleksi mutiara..smbl2 usha blh buat tmphn yg mne bkenan smntra prmsi n stok2 msh ada

    ReplyDelete