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License Renewal Part II

12 Jun

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Since I posted the last “food for thought” on renewing marriage licenses, I have had a number of comments.  Some realized I was being funny, but others did not like the concept.  But, it truly could have a positive side, if you and your spouse were approaching the date of expiration on your marriage license.  There are many reasons to renew, i.e, children, home, pets.  Wouldn’t marriage grow and function better if both parties could sit down and work out the kinks?  You know that over time you have habits that irritate him, and he certainly knows how to ring your bell.  So, if you could discuss and even romance each other into renewing that special bond, the marriage could potentially have a better outlook. 

My point is this, people marry for many different reasons.   Some decide that they love each other very much, (at the time).  Perhaps it was a “shotgun wedding” with a baby on the way.  Perhaps a wild crazy weekend that got out of hand and you are left to pay for it the rest of your life.  Whatever the reason, it could come back at a later time and bite you in the butt.  If marriage licenses had an expiration date, both parties would be more inclined to work on making the marriage better so that their partner would not want to bail out making it a failure for both.   I have seen people many times no longer working on their marriage relationship because they know it is “forever”.  But is it? 

As we mature and grow older, we all change in appearance, health and even in our feelings for our spouses.  What do we do to rev up our lives and relationships?  That is a very good and personal question.  Can you truly answer it?

Would like to hear from some baby boomers on your experiences and thoughts along this line. 

Enjoy the life’s journey……

 

License Renewals

30 May

We all have something waiting to be renewed almost daily.  Our driver’s licenses are very important to all of us who drive or wish to continue to drive–legally.  But besides a driver’s license, there are many other licenses, or dues, we have to maintain like a concealed weapons license, dues at various clubs or organizations, insurance policies and we even have to renew our library cards.

renewalBut here is the question I want to ask,has anyone ever thought about renewing your marriage license?  Now wait a minute, before you go shouting at me, it seems that it is the only license we acquire that does not ever have to be renewed.  Why is that?  Have you ever thought about what your marriage would be like if your spouse knew that the renewal date was rapidly approaching and wondered whether you wanted to stay married to him/her – hoping that you would want to renew it for 5, 10, or more years?  What if, when you bought your first marriage license it could be renewed in 10 or 20 years—depending on what you had in mind?  Then, when the date was nearing expiration, you could either end it by not renewing or renew for another term.

Just think the number of divorces would drop because no one had to file for divorce.

Oh my goodness, the divorce lawyers would starve to death.  divorce

Any comments about this revelation?

Love, Augusta

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