Like me, you may not know a great deal about science, but you probably understand the second law of thermodynamics without even realizing it. Basically, it’s this: Left to themselves, things will decay. If you’re in any doubt about this, just forget working on your yard for a couple of weeks, then go outside and take a look.

The same is true of relationships, especially marriages. If you don’t nurture and nourish your relationships, they will begin to wither. What starts out being comfortable can easily slide into complacency if we are not careful.


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