When Michael Webb sent me a review copy of his latest book – 50 SECRETS OF BLISSFUL RELATIONSHIPS, What the top 1% of marriages have in common – I knew I’d be able to read it from a “professional” point of view. I have been married to my Bill for 47 years, and the love we have shared throughout the years has been wonder-filled, if not always blissful. And so I read with great interest, Michael’s insights.
His advice is sound and filled with great common sense. He uses humor and kindness to get his points across to the reader. Above all else, his outlook on marriage is honest.
My Bill has always said that a good relationship of any kind can be described with just one word: Respect. Michael and his wife appear to know this truth, too.
I especially enjoyed his list: You might be mistaken for newlyweds if you…
Here is my response to his list.
> Often hold hands in public (always)
> Display other proper affection in public: wrapping arms around each other, casually kiss, gently stroke another’s hair from time to time. (when the Spirit moved us we “adored” each other)
> Refer to each other with endearing terms (He was “my Bill,” always; I was often his “Joan Lois.)
>Want to be near each other in social occasions, not as far apart as possible. (We have always been each other’s best friend and so we enjoyed one another’s company.)
>Refrain from insulting one another. (Never… remember that word: Respect. Insulting, fighting “dirty” or arguing achieves nothing but sadness; talking, discussing and reaching decisions together always made more sense to us.)
> Comment how beautiful, kind, smart, caring, etc. your mate is to others. (My Bill has been my hero since the first day we met, when I was only 12-years old! He has told me “thank you” for every meal I ever made him in 47 years, and there were literally 1000s, I suppose. He told anyone who’d listen what a good person I am and that I was his Angel.)
> Make each other smile or laugh often. (Absolutely always. That’s what best friends do, don’t they?)
Once, when my Bill was hospitalized I was helping him with whatever he needed. We had no idea there was a nurse on the other side of the curtain as we talked. Smiling, she came to his bed and asked if we were newlyweds. Two, obviously past twenty-one year olds, grinned from ear to ear.
“Nope,” replied my Bill. “We’ll soon be married 47 years.”
Well, the nurse just gasped. “I would have bet you were newlyweds. All that Love Talk and sweet names.”
“Did you think this might have been a second marriage for each of us?” I asked.
She nodded. “You’re a lucky pair,” she said.
“Yes, we are,” I agreed, as I glanced over at my beloved and he gave me one of those winks and smiles that still made me go all silly inside.
Do you wonder why I miss him so, now that he has moved on to his Next Adventure?
It takes work to make a good marriage. Two can never take their commitment
for granted. Never. Michael Webb and his beloved know that, too. I recommend his book, whole-heartedly.
Please click and buy now. Thank you.
Love is wonder-filled. I wish every couple could experience it as my Bill
and I have done. It’s a Forever kind of thing – our Love.
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Thank you so much for all the work and time you put into writings! You have given my husband and myself lots of things to look at, and we love it. –
I praise God for all the wonderful advice you have. — Ben Martin
Thanks for everything you do. You help so many people. – Mary
Keep up the great and amazing work — Samantha Hoffa
I just read your “Secrets of Blissful Relationships” and I loved it. – Holly Gage
I always appreciate your words and wisdom. – Jo Ann Taylor
I would like to thank you very much for the insights I gained from your piece about relationships involving different religions. You have just made my holiday’s a little brighter. – Doug Ruyle
You are amazing, that you for all the wonderful ideas. – Adam
Do you have a single brother….ummmm…age 40-50? – Cindi
I just wanted to say thanks. You’re book is terrific. Keep up the good work. Your convictions come right through… And that’s a good thing. — Janel Messenger
I have been excited about your suggestions and impressed with your overall philosophies about your relationship with Athena. I always look forward to reading what you have to say, knowing I’ll receive sound advice — Sheri Zimmerman
Once again, you hit it right on, Michael. I enjoy reading your material, and so often my reaction is that opening line. — Your Brazil Fan Club president, Mrs.Dee
If every household follows one “little advice” of you, there will be more happy relationships. Greetings from the island of Curacao — andy
Bravo!!! Hear!! Hear!! – Carl Witten
I hope you continue to share your viewpoints as a man. I know it’s hard to be so vulnerable, for a man or woman, and I thank you for having that kind of courage. — Elizabeth in Phoenix, AZ
I really enjoy reading about your wonderful relationship with Athena and you are helping so many people by sharing your great ideas and advice. — Betty Stubblefield
I have to admit a lot of what I read from you is hard to believe. Where are the other men who are somewhat like you, I must be looking in the wrong places —Norma Martinez
Thanks very much for your inspirational book. It really touched me at times and maked me laughs at others. My fiance and I often share things you have written about. It really encourages us to talk about everything and take a closer look at
our relationship. – Karen
I’m confident I speak for the other tens of thousands of us when I say you’re doing a very positive kind of work here, and an excellent job of it. Keep writing, and we’ll keep reading! – Mark Buckingham
Michael Webb has appeared on over 500 radio and television shows including Men are From Mars/ Women are From Venus, NBC News, 700 Club, To Tell the Truth and FOX News. He has been featured in practically every major newspaper in the United States and is regularly mentioned in the nation’s top magazines like Men’s Health, Bridal Guide, Cosmopolitan, New Man, Women’s Day, Family Circle and dozens others.