Relationships Blog: Riding a Tandem Bicycle...
by Joanne, November 15, 2012
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. We have been married for 24 amazing years and the one thing that has been constant in our life together is change. I think one of the best analogies for marriage is that it is like riding a tandem bicycle. The journey is smoother when both riders pedal; however, sometimes one partner needs to petal for both. When only one rider is pedaling, it requires a lot of effort and cannot be sustained for the entire journey. My husband and I have been through many challenges in our marriage and find that our relationship strengthens when we have a common cause to focus our energies. For example, we built our own house, by purchasing a lot, designing a home, and working with a general contractor. We also completely remodeled our lake house by doing the work ourselves. Several friends told us that if your marriage can survive building a house together, then you can survive anything. For my husband and me, I guess our talents complement each other because we rarely found ourselves at an impasse regarding a decision.
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