This story is being circulated all over social media. "Hindsight is 20/20," the old saying goes. Well, if you read this man's words, it seems to me that his backward vision concerning the breakdown of his 16-year marriage is crystal-clear. I know a lot of what he says here got me thinking about my marriage, and whether or not I could be making some of the same mistakes he did.

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Gerald Rogers got divorced after 16 years of marriage. Recently he wrote a eye-opening public confession on his blog... after I saw it, I'm totally with him. He writes:



Obviously, I'm not a relationship expert. But there's something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different... After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here's the advice I wish I would have had...


1) Never stop courting.

Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.



Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.


There are 18 more thought-provoking items on the list. You can read them by clicking the link below. Now, if you have one, go hug your spouse...and tell them how much they mean to you!

(via OddCrunch.)

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