Don’t rush into marriage. You want to make sure that whoever you meet is compatible with you and will treat you right and respect you. You need to get to know their family because when you marry someone you marry into their family. Don’t overlook red flags. If something is troubling you you should not overlook it, but think about it and be aware of it. The time to bring it up is before you get serious not after you get married. Make sure you are on the same page about children, how many to have, where to live, finances, and other important issues that become a “couple’s” decision. Get premarital counseling and a prenuptial agreement if you have a lot more money than the person you are marrying.
Make time for yourself and the things that make you happy. You should do this in order to keep yourself from getting burned out with work or the kids or stress. Women really have a lot of responsibility and most work and also take care of the household and children. It’s important to take care of yourself so that you can do all the things that are expected of you and you need to do.
Be true to yourself. Do what you know is right for you, don’t go along with what other people think is best for you, if it’s not. If something is important to you, it will be important to those who really love you too.
Don’t worry about what others think of you. You just have to be happy with who you are and people should love you for who you are. You are both very special, loving girls. Do not settle for anything in life. You can have whatever you set your mind to.
Marry someone who is not only your mate but your best friend. It will be easier to get through life situations if you can talk things through with your spouse and have someone who will understand and care about how you feel.
Never lend anyone money. Money issues can ruin many relationships. If you lend friends money you are likely to lose both the friend and the money. Just say you don’t have any to lend and keep your finances to yourself. If people know you have money they will ask you for it and you will feel bad to say no.
Save your money and pay off your credit cards. Don’t put yourself into debt and add stress to your life. My family never had debt, we either had the money to pay for something or we didn’t buy it. Real Estate is a good investment, location is sometimes the most important factor for property values to go up. A beautiful house in a lousy area will not go up much, but a run down house in a good area will get you more than its worth.
Don’t say mean or hurtful things in the heat of the moment in an argument. Words hurt and once they are out, there they are out there forever. You can’t take them back and you don’t want to regret saying something and feeling guilty about it afterwards.
When someone confides in you and needs compassion, listen with your heart. Everyone needs support at one time or another. Be there for your friends and they may be there for you when you need them. But always remember, you each have each other as sisters and best friends. You will always have each other’s back because you love each other. Always stay close and care for one another. You can be sure you can depend on each other, when other people can be unreliable.
When someone hugs you, never be the first to let go. Affection is very important. Express affection with your spouse, your children and each other. Hugs and kisses are very important for happiness.
And, life lesson #1, always put the toilet paper on the roll the right way, over is right, under is wrong!
You are now ready for life!!!