Thursday, October 23, 2008

Are We A Super Happy Couple?

I was doing my daily browsing earlier when I ran across an article in Yahoo titled "5 Things Super-Happy Couples Do Every Day." Of course, I was not able to resist it. I guess I wanted to know if Jer and I are a super happy couple or if we turned out not to be, I wanted to know how to be a super happy couple. Ok, the super happy couple term is a bit irritating but you get the idea. So what are these 5 things?

1. They talk. Oh we talk. We talk a lot. The problem is I don't know if we actually listen to what the other one is saying! Seriously, though, I think we talk but maybe we need to learn to be more open to what the other one is saying.

2. They flirt. This means flirting with each other and not other people, ok. Yeah, I'll go out on a limb and expose myself - yeah we do this often enough.

3. They get stupid together. If there is one thing on this list that we would get a perfect score, it would be this item! Bonding over Will Ferrell movies should tell you something...

4. They declare their independence. I have a hard time with this. I tend to be a little controlling and Jerry tends to go overboard when he goes out alone. I'd like to think that in the past few months, we have reached a semi-compromise regarding this matter. 5. They share a spiritual moment. Another touchy subject. We have very different views on spirituality.

So, are we a super happy couple? I would say that our good moments are more than super happy. We do have our off days, though. Not super happy but happy nonetheless.

(By the way, this post is also cross-posted in our niche blog about cross cultural marriage. Do visit us there!)

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