Try it before you buy it: The foreign language of love
The current divorce rate in America is around 50%. The most common causes are lack of commitment, lack of communication, and/or lack of dedication. Your and your partners level of commitment, communication, and dedication can be tested and strengthened by learning a foreign language together. In order to learn a foreign language as a couple, you will be forced to dedicate time, commit to something difficult, and practice teamwork while creating a special bond and experience.
Learning a foreign language outside of a classroom’s structure is very challenging. You need discipline and self-motivation. Building your new vocabulary will take consistency and repetition. This goal can only be accomplished if you treat it as a high priority. Marriage is no different.
Marriage is the transition from you and I to us. A team works together to accomplish a common goal. When in a team, the best and worst of people are uncovered. Some people are a natural complement to each other and synergy takes place.(Ideal but rare) Most people have to work at getting along. Aggressive people learn to more passive and vice versa. People learn how to work through frustration and communicate effectively. Most importantly, a person who is self-absorbed or self-centered will be exposed almost immediately.(You don’t want one of them on your team)
Marital experts agree that your spouse should be your best friend. How did your current best friend claim the title? Most likely, you two have had many experiences together and share inside jokes based on these experiences. Learning a foreign language allows you to create a deep long lasting experience while obtaining the unique souvenir. Since most Americans only speak one language, you and your spouse will be able to communicate privately in public.(Think of the possibilities)
Are you ready to try?