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A Feel-Better Trick - Livin' the Good Life

Oct. 18th, 2008

08:35 am - A Feel-Better Trick

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In recent weeks two married couples, who are friends of mine, have split up. I have been mourning their loss and feeling pretty "down" about it. So, to lift myself up, I said firmly to myself, "Hey, this is NOT a trend. I still have lots of happily married friends!" To prove that to myself, I went through my address book and made a list of all my married friends who have been married for 20 years or more and seem "really together". I was surprised and delighted to find that I had over 50 couples on my list, (and these are just people I have addresses for). Even better, 26 of them were married for 30 years or more. That made me feel a lot better. Try it the next time you are mourning the break-up of someone's marriage. It really helps.