After the day of your wedding and after that fun filled honeymoon you get back to reality sort of…but its coming trust me.
After the honeymoon you are sort of out of things. There is no soap , no toothpaste , no mouthwash left. And as being the wife you are left with the responsibility of buying for the house. You try to ask for preferences. I made a list, and took mental notes of things I thought he liked around the house.
I went to the store and I bought things that he wanted and I bought things that I wanted. I used a sensitive toothpaste , he used the regular kind. I used a green mouthwash , his was clear. I liked Coke , he liked Dr. Pepper. I liked Sergento cheese, he liked fresh deli cheese. I liked white towels , his towels were brown. I preferred wheat bread, he preferred white bread. So for the first year our grocery bill was rather expensive for just two people .
One day I noticed that after all of his food was eaten up, he began to start on my food, and after the food he then went to toothpaste, mouthwash , soap and so on. So again after having a mighty bill already in grocery and personal products it got even bigger because we ended up going back to the stores during the week to “replace”.
One day I looked over at him and said, we need to learn to , “Share.” Sharing is something that you do not think about really, because you think it comes with the territory. But it doesn’t ! You get two people that are independently used to having their own things , compromise is usually a last resort and not an option.
Sharing goes above and beyond food and personal products. In marriage there is the sharing of time, money, respect. I mean you have to learn how to share everything and in the process you have to be respectful to each others needs.
Do you like to share?