I saw a story online about a little something called marriage boot camp. The video clip of the endeavor showed couples doing delightful things together like ropes courses and trust falls. Isn’t that just so…super de duper cute? And don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s a super de duper great bonding experience. But boot camp for marriage? Not so much.
Marriage is a long-haul proposition, and if you have ever been in a long-haul relationship you know…it’s not all trust falls and ropes courses. There is no way that ropes courses and fun weekends in the woods can prepare you for it. In fact, fun weekends in the woods once you have kids won’t be a challenging bonding experience, they will be a much-sought-after weekend away that will rarely – if ever – materialize. And don’t get me wrong – those little bundles of joy are…everything…but no ropes course in the world can prepare you – or your relationship – for them.
With that said, I’m game for the boot camp theory – but my version of this boot camp would be a little different. So bear with me now…let’s just say…shall we…that most married couples eventually have kids. If that truly is the case, here’s a boot camp that is a tad more appropriate.
Marriage Boot Camp Itinerary…Mamas Style… [click to continue…]