I’m 54 years old now, but wish I would have heard you when I was 19. I have been listening for 5 years now. Here is some of what I learned during that time:
When I was 19, I married my first husband. He ran off with another woman and we divorced. My lesson I’ve learned from you is don’t marry when you’re so young. You think you know it all and you have no clue on what you are really supposed to be doing yet.
I remarried on the rebound and thought I could change a drug abuser and rehabilitate him. A year later we divorced. My lesson learned was you can’t change anyone. They have got to want to change.
I remarried again and failed to talk with him about his thoughts on children. I do not have any, but he wanted a family and after 10 years it became very important to him. So I let him out of the marriage so he still had time to fulfill his dream. My lesson learned was what you always say, pre-marital counseling so you can talk about what each person’s expectations.
I finally have got it right, I know that sounds stupid, but since listening to you, I found my husband and have made SURE I follow your rules. Neither of us have kids, but with your help, I finally figured out how to act right and we have a wonderful life. I treat him the way I am supposed to. He is a “man” and we have mutual respect for each other.
I used to roll my eyes at what you said, but after putting it into action and finding out it really does work, it is amazing. I wish I would have found you earlier. I would have saved myself a lot of stupid mistakes. My parents gave me no guidance, so I had to figure this out all on my own, but the next 30 years or so are going to be wonderful. I finally got it right with your help. Thank you.