Wow, this really hit home. All 5 of these lessons are so contrary to what is ingrained in my love beliefs. Can these lessons from India be applied to our lives here? These lives where we are fiercely independent, far from our families, and seeking perfection? You wrote that your spouse is not your everything; there are many differences. When is the point when you settle despite the differences? When is the point when the differences is too much? Such tricky questions…..! Awaiting more of your thoughts Jessica!