A popular saying goes, "Marriage involves three rings: the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering."
If it is commonly felt that marriage is so difficult, why do most people wish to get married? Probably, the instinct to find a mate is inherent in human beings; and I am no exception. Somehow, I believe that there is someone out there who was made specially for me, and, once I find him, we will fall in love, and get married; and only then will I feel complete. So, how will I recognise my Mrs Right? What qualities should I be looking for?
First of all, I am not looking for "Mrs Tall, and pretty". Character is more important than looks. I cannot deny that I am attracted to good-looking girl, but marrying solely for physical attraction will probably lead to short term pleasure but life-long regret. I have also noticed that beautiful girl are often vain and arrogant, which I find most unattractive. One of the main things that I admire in a women is humility. Such a women will not boast about his wealth, intelligence or achievements, but, instead appreciate other people's abilities and achievements. She will also readily admit when he has made a mistake. Such a women would be a joy to live with.
Good communication is the key to any solid relationship, most of all, marriage. I would want my future wife to share her thoughts with me. I want to hear her dreams and to share in her struggles. On the other hand, I will also need someone who will be ready to listen to me, and interested to know what is happening in my life. There should be no secrets between us.
Life is full of challenges. We can expect to face failure as well as success; heartache as well as joy; boredom as well as excitement. So, the perfect wife should have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour. She should be witty and say things which make me laugh. The perfect wife would also be one who can see the silver lining behind every cloud, rather than...