Things We Need For Life
Author: Barbara Goodhew


They say the 3 R's,
important for children to learn.


Yes important they are for a decent life.

My 3 R's are for getting through LIFE.


3 true R's of living
and how to keep a husband or wife.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Monday, March 5 2007, 06:03 am


Sounds like you're teed off. Wanna talk about it? Although I can't really do anything but listen like in your previous poem title. LOL. The three R's you stated will indeed suffice. Responsibility - domestically. Reliabiliity - relationship. Respectability - attitude.

Barb, one can learn a lot from marital books that help to build healthy relationships. They break down so much like silent treatment vs. communication, accusation vs. denial, insecurity vs. protection....intimacy...stuff like that.
Meridian ( -- Monday, March 5 2007, 06:05 am

2nd comment

They also talked about readiness and intimacy...

I did an essay last year on a topic similar to Mars and Venus. However, there are some thinks books cannot help you with. It depends on the individual yourself and the individual you married. Whether you are willing to agree, admit, submit, support, compliment, sympathize, change, etc.

I'm might just go back and re-check all five books out for future better understand some marital points they discuss.

Gimme a B-A-R-B! What's that spell? Barb!
Beautiful read!
Meridian ( -- Monday, March 5 2007, 06:30 am

can I once

Type without having spelling errors. I type way too careless and fast.
barb ( -- Monday, March 5 2007, 02:39 pm

no not teed off

If It came across that I was ticked,sorry just stating what I have learned and passing it on.
Catyrose ( -- Monday, March 5 2007, 04:53 pm

I like YOUR 3 R's

Maybe if we focused on teaching our children these as much as we do the first three (reading, writing and arithmetic)the divorce rate wouldn't be so high and we'd all have better quality and happier lives. Very strong words and message!
barb ( -- Tuesday, March 6 2007, 05:41 pm


Yeh not enough importance put on respect and the other day by day items. The lack of common decency is probably why our marriages or relationships don't last.
capricorn ( -- Wednesday, March 7 2007, 12:09 am

I like!

I like your 3 r's Barb -- following them will help us get through life.
barb ( -- Wednesday, March 7 2007, 12:29 am

thanks cap

They have helped me alot.:)))
Robert ( -- Thursday, March 8 2007, 12:50 am


Very good Barb...and how right you RRR's
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