little annoyances

soppy-3-39e5cbddc5912cd03a5ae8a4df79f9ffI hope that we learn to live with the annoyances, and can steer clear of the gashes that have come up this last month.

“Young people in relationships tend to give negative things too much weight and underrate the positives. Negatives often get three times the weight of positives. But look at married couples in their eighties. Their little annoyances are often all they talk and joke about. “Oh, Miriam always says this…” “Oh, Herb always does that…” The little annoyances are acknowledged, accepted and part of the fabric of their relationship. They try act like they’re driving each other crazy but they really can’t live with out each other. Annoyances aren’t a deal killer. They’re a natural part of a long, happy marriage.”

via {cup of jo} illustration via {gemma correll}