Piedāvāju izlasīšanai un apdomāšanai trīs citātus no mana mīļākā rakstnieka Nikolasa Sparksa grāmatas ”At first Sight”. Citāti angļu valodā, bet netulkošu – skanēs galīgi ”nepareizi”.
Katrā ziņā šeit dažās rindkopās ir ietverta vesela gūzma vērtīgu atziņu.
My favourite quotes from Nicholas Sparks` book ”At First Sight” – something really worth remembering.
”The one thing you`ve got to remember [about reletionship or marriage] is to see the big picture. When things get tough remind yourself why you fell in love with her [or him] in the first place. It takes two to tango. Both of you are right and both of you are wrong. That`s the way most arguments go, anyway. People are who they are and no one is perfect, but marriage is about becoming a team. You`re going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you`ll always figure out a way to get through it.”
”Let me tell you, they [men] can be rip-roaring mad or frustated or worried about work of life, but in the end, they`re pretty simple to figure out if you know what makes them tick. And one of the things that make them tick is an almost desperate need to feel appreciated and admired. You make them feel that way, and you`ll be amazed at what they`ll do for you.”
”You [woman] are not the only one who has to make a sacrifice when it comes to being a couple. You think you`re getting the short end of the stick? Men have to make sacrifices too. Correct me if I`m wrong, but you want your husband to hold your hand and snuggle as you watch a movie, you want him to share his feelings and listen, you want him to spend time with your children and earn enough not only to buy but renovate the house. Well, I`ll tell you straight up that no man says to himself as he`s walking down the aisle, ”Gee, I`m going to work hard and sacrifice so I can provide a good living for my family, and I`m going to spend hours with my kids even when I`m tired, all the while hugging and kissing and listening to my wife and telling her all my troubles, and, meanwhile, I`m not going to expect a single thing.” A man promises to do the things to keep you happy in the hopes that you, too, will do the things that keep him happy. You`re in this together. Men have certain needs, women have different needs; that`s the way it was hundreds of years ago, and that`s the way it`s going to be hundreds of years from now. If you both realize that, and you both working on meeting each other`s needs, you`ll have a good marriage. And part of that, for both of you, is trust. In the end, it`s that simple.”