He just couldn’t believe his wife went all day without checking in with him. Who does that? Surely not a wife, as my co-worker explained. You see, she’s married…to an amazing man…to a provider and protector of the family…and to a caring father of their three daughters. He takes his responsibilities as a Christian husband and father seriously. Which means, if he acts like he’s married, he expects his wife to do the same.
“You better act like you married and check in with me,” the husband told his wife.
That was good to hear, real good, especially since my friend wasn’t talking about a controlling husband who’s paranoid about his wife’s whereabouts. It was the total opposite. He wasn’t trying to control her; he was trying to connect with her –his wife, his lover, his best friend, his help. Now, that’s romantic!
Our conversation got me to thinking about other ways married folk act like, or should act like, they are married. And here are 6 of them:
Being married isn’t a static state of being; it’s a perpetual state of acting. I AM married, so I ACT married. . . everyday. It’s not something that happens automatically or instantly once you say “I do,” but it does get easier and more rewarding with time.
BMWK, what are some other ways to act like you are married?