What if there was a way you could learn all the important relationship lessons instead of waiting for the day you make the same mistake that a majority of the couples make. Wondering how that’s possible?
Do you find yourself looking at something like 101 things I wish I knew when I got married ?
It’s simple; there’s a best-selling book to give you the essential lessons: 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married by Charlie Bloom!
The idea of 101 things I wish I knew when I got married
The authors Charlie Bloom, and his now wife Linda met when they were just in their early 20s and fell in love. At just 25, both of them got married with their first child arriving only after eighteen months.
Charlie states that since they were young, they made so many mistakes that were enough to fill up a whole book.
Then twenty years later, Charlie’s younger sister was getting married, and she had invited him to say something inspirational at the wedding.
When Charlie couldn’t find anything that really fitted the occasion, he asked his sister if he could say some things that he wished someone had told him before he agreed.
When Claire agreed, Charlie came up with roughly 20 one-liners to read at the wedding. The guests quite loved them and even asked Charlie afterward to send them a copy of his notes which gave birth to the idea of the book 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
Selecting the 101 things I wish I knew when I got married
While coming back from LA to the North and even after the trip was over, both Charlie and Linda came up with numerous more one-liners.
Instead of continuing to add to the list, the couple decided to shorten the list which had almost 300 one-liners by then. So, the couple now worked on including only the best 101 one-liners and added a short vignette of a few pages to each one.
Some one-liners without their stories include
- No prince is going to come
- Resisting temptation just to prove your own point will get you many points
- Commitment is not a prison; it leads to greater freedom
- Vulnerability is disarming
- The joy and fulfilment that one gets from a loving partnership is so much more than one can perceive
Overview of the book- I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
101 Things I wish I knew when I got married is essentially a collection of timeless pieces of wisdom that will never not be relevant.
Apart from being enlightening, the one-liners are fun and easy to read too. The purpose of it is to make readers realize that any relationship requires some work, but all of it is worth all the necessary effort.
Why the book is a must for all couples today
With the divorce rate going as high as 60%, couples often tend to lack the understanding and the skills needed to maintain a committed relationship.
Both the authors present 101 short snippets of wisdom that offer practical guidance.
The 101 things also make it quite clear that regardless of a person’s past experience with relationships, anyone can develop the basic skills, capacities, and the strengths needed to enjoy an ideal relationship.
Each lesson is basically a simple one-line thought that is followed by a short explanation with real-life examples.
Overall, this book shows how it is possible for couples to enrich their relationships by making their way through the challenges love and life throws at them.
Should you get ‘101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
With this book, couples can find practical ways of connecting as well as reconnecting with each other.
It includes the skills and support needed to step into the unknown parts of your relationship so that it can flourish further. The bottom line is that it’s for those who have ever been or will commit to a partnership.