Chris Lowery '72 | August 5, 2016
My father was always spare with his advice, believing that the less that’s given, the more impact it would have.
On the eve of my marriage, he advised me that women often see the world different from the way men see it — neither better nor worse; just different. There would come times when, despite our best efforts, my wife and I would simply not be able to see things the same way, and trying too hard to convince the other in those situations would only lead to unnecessary frustration.
It would be better then to just accept the legitimacy of the other’s views as being equally valid. That was his way of saying that a key to a successful marriage is mutual respect, most importantly when there is disagreement