My husband and I were recently quoted in Redbook in a profile piece about marriage.
“Approach marriage like a team.”
Tricia’s mom and step-dad were models of what not to do. She says, “They lived two separate lives. They did their own thing. They rarely spent time together and they did not have a united front. As a kid, I knew that every time my dad told me “no” I could just go to my mom.” They divorced when Tricia was 18. So, she and her husband, John spend time together. “We go so
far as to head to bed at the same time every night even though I’m a morning person. I choose to stay up later to spend time with him. We also approach marriage as a team. We decide on things together and provide a united front.”
John’s parents, who have been together 45-years, still hold hands and cuddle on the couch. They also cross the line when it comes to male/female roles. She’s currently working outside the house while he’s at home. He cleans and cooks while she works. John says he and Tricia have modeled their marriage after these things. They kiss and hold our hands in public, and John is very much involved in domestic responsibilities.