All Men Marry Up
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All Men Marry Up
Demonstrate respect for your spouse.
I hate to admit this but, before I got married, I lived in the attic of my parent's house until I was 31 years old. While that might sound terrible, there were some pluses. I was a disciplined saver. I had no debt and didn’t spend a lot of money on frivolous things.
When we got married, my wife was 30 years old and she’d lived on her own in an apartment for many years. She had some credit card debt so before we got married, I said, “let’s go into this marriage with a clean slate”. We paid off the entire credit card debt. That was probably the last time I contributed more to our marriage than my wife.
There were so many things I didn’t know because I’ve never lived on my own. My wife educated me continuously, with great patience, on social skills, good manners, respecting other people’s feelings, household budgets, sharing, the marriage partnership, taking care of the house, personal privacy, consideration, and thoughtfulness. Without my wife, I would be so lost.
As a coach, I frequently coach couples. It never ceases to amaze me how often I would listen to a marital dispute and I would see so much of my own personal failings as a husband. In most, but not all cases, the problem comes from the husband being more concerned about rights and less concerned about responsibilities.
I truly believe that being married to my wife has prepared me to be around other people. I’ve frequently told her that the more people know her, the more they will like me. That’s because she possesses so many of the qualities I continuously strive to develop. I know I am not alone in this thinking.
Guys, whether or not your wife is involved in your business, I encourage you to seek out her insights, wisdom, advice, and intuition when facing an ethical dilemma or a customer service dispute. No one wants you to succeed more than your spouse. Count your blessings, use your resources, and respect your spouse.
Endeavor to understand a woman’s heart.- Dave Romeo
This excerpt is taken from my Survive and Thrive in Your Own Business seminar.
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