Saturday, February 19, 2011

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

Grandpa Rabbi Neeman's Recipe
for a Happy Marriage

250g love
250g humour
250g sexual attraction
500ml admiration and respect for
one another
500g intellectual parity
1 small pinch of in-laws, unless
to your taste, in which case add
1 reasonable budget
A generous dash of team work
4 tsp. readiness to admit fault
250g quick and easy apology
250g each confidence and encouragement
1 large or several small interests or hobbies in common
250g delight in each other
Separate bathrooms (budget permitting)

Sift all ingredients and remove any lumps of jealousy, accounting of wrongs, grudge bearing, point scoring, temper or accusation. Stir in frequent portions of healthy and satisfying marital sex. Pour into generous servings of love and bake over many years in the steady warmth of affection, mutual respect and desire.

Can you find any fault with the recipe? I couldn't .
(Recipe taken from Olivia Lichtenstein's 'Mrs. Zhivago of Queen's Park' . A book that is quite hilarious and refreshing. Or as pointed by the critics 'an unashamed feast of deliciously earthly delight'. )


Emer said...

That poem is amazing, love it, its all so true.

Sus said...

I can't find fault with it, either!

Papgena Made It said...

I love the 2 bathrooms tip! :D

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Thank you for sharing this, Maya. It is so lovely and so true.

Carol said...

Yes! Yes! I agree. After 39 years they ask me the secret of our sucess. I always answer "he makes me laugh", but in truth there is so much more to it. I agree with all of the ingredients listed in the recipe.
xx, Carol

Ophelia.K said...

It's awesome! I've gotta share this on twitter and facebook now;) Thanks, Maya!

magdamagda said...

I guess I sighed at some point while reading:))

wait, I'll take a pen n write it down;)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I had not seen this before. I have a friend who is getting married in the next couple of weeks, I am going to send the link. Thanks so much for sharing it!