Anyone who is married or planning a marriage may wonder why it failed or what they can do to keep it happy. Actually staying marriage in this world today is an accomplishment. The divorce rate is so high that it almost seems at the first sign of trouble people bail out. That is not really the case. People put forth effort to make their partner happy and enjoy their lives. Yet, sadly, it doesn’t always work. In any relationship, forgiveness is really important. If you love someone, you should be able to forgive them unless it is something serious such as breaking your trust. No one is perfect but if you can’t trust a person you can’t be comfortable or even happy with them. Once they do that, any faults that seemed insignificant become major. Everyone makes mistakes but it is the degree of what occurs is part of how it affects you. Sure as a team you may share chores and he or she may forget to run the dishwasher, do laundry, clean up after dinner, etc. It’s not the same as breaking a promise, becoming addicted to drugs, gambling, and even spending. Communication is very important between a couple and it should always be open and honest. The moment that is gone, then everything changes and not for the better. Trying to spend quality time with each other is extremely important. Shut off cell phones, the TV, radio, any technology and sit quietly and just talk. Make the simple gesture to ask how their day went. It really makes a person fell wanted and plus they love to talk about themselves. In the Good Gus series there were married couples and single parents. The stories reflect life as it was then and now. As you look at books to read on your Kindle for nap or bedtime, the series is always available and the illustrations are beautiful. If you are in a marriage that is floundering, take a quiet break and consider reading “Misplaced Trust.” It may give you the perspective you need in life. It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.