"Every human being is drawn to move forward and learn. What isn't permitted to grow up just gets old...
Generosity is the signature of adult love.
In supporting and encouraging each other, we learn the lesson generosity teach--that givers also receive.... Allowing, encouraging, even sacrificing so that a spouse can become all that is in him/her to become--this is how to make a marriage grow. It is also how to let your marriage grow you."
From the article "Room to Grow" by Kate Braestrup.