I used to think it was a bit pointless, just a piece of paper that allows you an extra tax cut.

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Your partner should be able to tell you what life experiences he or she hopes to share with you.

It’s these little goals you set for yourselves that make your life special. Yes, it’s all mental, but keeping interest for such a long time is difficult. It takes the other person regularly trying to please and impress you, which in itself becomes increasingly difficult with each new year.

Yes, your family should take care of you when you need to be taken care of — but it’s your responsibility first and foremost to take care of yourself.

No people should become a burden to those they love.

Wanting to take different pit stops along the route is one thing.

Wanting different things out of life is another entirely.

Loving someone is a very selfish act, and it’s okay.

You love the person you love for what that person does for you and how he or she makes you feel.

Most will say we love others simply because we love them — a horrible answer.

All people need to know exactly why it is that they love the people they love.

If you decide you’re going to stick with this person then you can’t allow any tragedy or outside force to shake that decision. The key to a successful marriage is taming your ego. You’re going to be great because you decided you will be.