"When your wife calls you at work and asks you to come early to help her take her shoes off"
In 1939, American psychologist George W. Crane wanted to measure the quality of couples and marriages by creating two questionnaires entitled The Marital Rating, one for the wife and one for the husband. Both questionnaires are of course incredibly misogynistic and allow us to learn a great deal about the values surrounding marriage and the place of women in the society of the 1930s. Deliciously vintage. Via: Ufunk
When Dan Pearce — who has been divorced twice — was asked to give his best marriage advice to his little sister on the eve of her wedding he realized he doesn't have any. He also realized though that he has "plenty of 'keep your marriage from ending' advice" and that it "might be almost as good".
And so, that night, he sat down and wrote out his "advice list for my little sister - You know… things I wish I would have known or done differently so that I didn't end up divorced (twice)".
And it's GREAT.