I relearned an important lesson this weekend: in love and in life, never assume. Communication is the lifeblood of survival. A good heart to heart talk can preserve your sanity and your marriage, while enhancing both in the process. This is something that I think most people either take for granted or just disregard. A great relationship takes time and effort, true. But I think it also needs to have the ability to continuously grow and morph and build. When two people come together, whether in friendship or marriage, time does not simply stop. Interests, ideas, faith and conviction are not always stationary or concrete commodities, no matter how well you think you know someone. And most importantly, just because something was said once does not make it so.
“There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it. You can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” Charles Kettering