Do you want to have a better marriage? Learn something new together.

In the changing world we live in it’s really amazing how many new things there are to learn about.

You have interests – your spouse has interests. There are some interests that you might share together. And what a great opportunity to actually go learn something together.

Take a class, or go meet with somebody who knows about something you want to learn about, and do it together.

If you don’t have something in common that you want to learn together then take turns. Do what the husband wants to do and learn about that, and then do something the wife wants to learn how to do and learn about that.

But with the world we live in today you’ve never had a better opportunity to learn something new and there’s not a better way to build a great relationship than to learn something new together.

So much to learn together!  So much to share!  Languages and acting, poetry and drama and computer-programming and physics and metaphysics, and parapsychology and electronics and gardening and bankruptcy and mythology and geography and cooking and history and painting and economics and wood-working and music and music-history, flying, sailing and the history of sail, political action and geology, courage and comfort and wild plants and native animals, dying and death, archaeology and paleontology and astronomy and cosmology, anger and remorse, writing and metallurgy and sharpshooting and photography and solar design, house construction and investing and printing and giving and receiving and wind-surfing and befriending children, aging and earth-saving and war-stopping, spiritual healing and psychic healing and cultural exchange and film-making, photovoltaics, microscopy and alternate energy, how to play, how to argue and make up, how to surprise and delight and dress and cry, to play the piano and the flute and the guitar, to see beyond appearances, remember other lifetimes, past and future, unlock answers, research and study, collect and analyze and synthesize, serve and contribute, lecture and listen, see and touch, travel cross-time and meet the other we, to [see] worlds from dreams and dwell there, changing. And then what?  … And then more, always more for life-hogs to learn.  To learn, to practice, to give back to other life-hogs, to remind them we are not alone.

Richard Bach, Bridge Across Forever (a Love Story)

So if you want a better marriage, learn something new together.

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Source: Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever (a love story), William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York 1984. Edited by Brandon L. Blankenship, Pelham, Alabama.