Secret Of A Long Marriage

Lessons learned on a Grand Canyon honeymoon


A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. A local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage.

“Well, it dates back to our honeymoon,” explained the man.

“We visited the Grand Canyon and took a trip down to the bottom of the canyon by pack mule. We hadn’t gone too far when my wife’s mule stumbled. My wife quietly said, “That’s once.”

We proceeded a little further and the mule stumbled again. Once more my wife quietly said, “That’s twice.” We hadn’t gone a half-mile when the mule stumbled the third time. My wife quietly removed a revolver from her pocket and shot the mule dead.

I started to protest over her treatment of the mule when she looked at me and quietly said, ‘That’s once.’ ”


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Marriage is the chief cause of divorce. - Groucho Marx

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

Love - a temporary insanity curable by marriage. - Ambrose Bierce

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has not pleasure. - Samuel Johnson

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. - Phyllis Diller

Relationships are like a walk in the park. Jurassic Park. - Unknown

There's more to marriage than four bare legs in a bed. - English Proverb

The secret to a happy marriage? Do what your wife tells you. - Denzel Washington

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. - Oscar Wilde

The general rule is that people who enjoy life also enjoy marriage. - Phyllis Battelle

Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. - Keanu Reeves

I don't really get romance. Bring me fish or moose, not flowers. - Eden Robinson

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. - Lady Bird Johnson

There's one thing about a late marriage - it doesn't last long. - Unknown

Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside. - Frank Pittman

Marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad. - Woody Allen

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. - George Gobel

I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Marriage is the harmony of God synchronizing two wills with the will of the Father. - Ravi Zacharias

I believe in tying the marriage knot, as long as it's around the woman's neck. - WC Fields

We seldom give each other advice - I think that's the success of 25 years of marriage. - Laura Bush

I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying until I get it right. - Richard Pryor

Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without the emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both. - Ravi Zacharias

A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets, no lies. - Unknown

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open. - Groucho Marx

Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one. - Unknown

I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks. - Donald Trump

Going without food or water will kill the body, but the lack of relationship will kill the minds and spirit. - David Jeremiah

Marriage is like a beleaguered fortress: those who are outside want to get in, and those inside want to get out. - French Proverb

The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches. - Antonin Scalia

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different. - Harvey Mackay

There is a direct relationship between a person's grasp and experience of God's grace and his or her heart for justice. - Unknown

It's really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people. - Axl Rose

If the marriage needs help, the answer almost always is have more fun. Drop your list of grievances and go ride a roller coaster. - Garrison Keillor

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who cannot sleep with the window shut, and a woman who cannot sleep with the window open. - George Bernard Shaw

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. - Epicurus

Fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb. - Miroslav Volf

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you. - Helen Rowland


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22-Jan-2021