Alright pay attention. This question, perhaps more than any other, is the one I get asked more often than most (yes I realize that was a redundant statement). The questions is, “what’s the secret to making your marriage last?” The answer is simple. Flossing. As in my teeth.
Yep that’s it. In the likely event that you’re confused, let me add some clarity. I’d venture to guess that there aren’t many of you that can honestly say you floss your teeth everyday? Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think so. Now we all know that flossing has proven benefits. Some studies even show it to extend your life! Seriously, simply flossing your teeth daily might add years to life, yet still most don’t do it. At the very least it leads to healthy teeth and gums as well as decreases the likely hood of breath related people repellent issues.
Now I ask, if you can’t convince yourself to take two minutes a day to do something that will make you healthier and might help you live longer, how are you going to do the little things that keep your marriage going? You know that saying “I love you” (sometimes saying it first boys) is important. You know that appreciating the little things matters. “Please,” “thank you,” “You’re my best friend,” are all simple acts of expressing your feelings. They all will make you feel better and extend your relationship. How many times do you say them? Do you write thank you notes, love notes, notes in the steam on the bathroom mirror? Do you kiss your wife/husband good bye? Hello? Just for the fun of it?
I’m telling you it’s easy. As easy as flossing your teeth. The problem is that skipping a flossing or two won’t show immediately on the health of your teeth any more than skipping a kiss or two every now and then will on the health of your relationship. But once your start skipping, skipping gets easier and leads to eventual elimination. Pretty soon your sitting in the dentist chair getting fitted for dentures wishing to heck you’d flossed more often. Get it? Now go floss your teeth, plant a kiss and say I love you to someone… preferably in that order.
Dear Trista, I love you. Love me.