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Flexibility is a virtue

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How to pick your battles, preserve your sanity and protect the relationship?   A number of years ago I found myself engaged in a fascinating conversation with a marriage celebrant. Always interested to learn about different professions and walks of life, I asked this woman what stood out from all the weddings she had conducted in her 20 years of experience. Her answer was revealing.   “The most unhappy brides,” she said, “are the ones who approach their big day with a long list of rules. I see it time and time again – the bride wants her wedding day to be perfect and so plans out every last detail of how everything will look, sound and feel. She knows the exact time the car will arrive to pick her up, the song beat at which each bridesmaid is meant to set off down the aisle, the tree under which the wedding photos will be taken at the mome...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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