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LifeMates

Comfort Each OtherProvide a refuge and sanctuary for each other from the chill winds of the world. Share a life together in a way that contributes to your mutual well-being. Your marriage is a hearth from whence come the peace, harmony, and warmth of soul and spirit.

Caress As You Would Be Caressed Warm your loved one’s body with your healing touch. Remember that as babies can die with lack of touching, so can marriage wither from lack of closeness. No relationship can exist without trust.

Be A Friend and Partner Friendship can be a peaceful island, separate and apart, in a world of turmoil and strife. Reflect upon the tranquility of the many future years you can share with a true friend, and beware of becoming battling enemies under the same roof.

Be Open With Each OtherBind not yourself in the secretness that causes suspicion and doubt. Trust and reveal yourselves to each other, even as the budding rose opens to reveal its fragrance and beauty.

Listen To Each OtherAnd hear not only words, but also the non-language of tone, mood and expression. Learn to listen to understand rather than listening to argue. Communicate deeper and deeper level of honesty.

Respect Each Others RightsRemember that each is a person of flesh and blood, entitled to his or her own choices and mistakes. Each owns himself and had the right to equality. Honor your differences.

Allow The Other To Be An IndividualSeek not to create for each other a new mold that can only fit with much discomfort and pain. Accept the other as they are, as you would have yourself accepted.

Give Each Other Approval Remember criticism divides, while compliments encourage confidence in the other. Hasten not to point out the others mistakes for each other will discover his own. Remember you make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give it offense.

Cherish Your Union Let no one come between your togetherness, not child, not friend, nor wordly words. Yet maintain enough separateness to allow each other his or her own unique oneness. Be aware that falling in love is not a basis for commitment but a chance to live happily ever after.

Love One AnotherLove is your river of life, your eternal source of recreating yourself. Above all else, love one another unconditionally; including yourself.