I am no marriage expert by any means, but I learn a lot by making mistakes and from hearing and seeing others marriage experience around me.
It has been nine years that I have been married. Today in fact marks the ninth anniversary of my wedding day. In these nine years I have learned:
-We are ALWAYS the foundation of our family
-Kids come second
-Always make date nights or time together, even with hectic schedules
-If you aren’t on the same parenting page for some things, you need to back eachother up regardless
-Never leave or go to bed mad
-COMMUNICATE– nobody can read your mind, not even your life partner
-Have romantic nights, life is too short
-Have friends you can both enjoy
-Remember WHY you fell in love in the first place, keep that spark alive
-Don’t hold a grudge
-Ask for help when you need it
Seems simple right? It’s not. Sharing a life with someone can be tricky at times. However, with work and keeping you as a couple a priority it can be an amazing gift! I am sure I have changed a ton in the nine years of marriage, and I try to be as open as I can be on who I am, what I want, where I want to go so my husband knows how to support me. When I need help, I ask. I don’t expect that he will know when I want him to help with the dishes or the laundry. If I am swamped and stressed, I ask for help! It’s a team effort. You both have gifts and things you aren’t great at. It may be frustrating at times, but you are a TEAM and there is no “I” in team.