All I can say, being into our 18th year of marriage, I have been through and seen it all. Not just in my marriage, but in the marriage of family and close friends. I’m very fortunate to be the youngest of three girls and to have married first and not divorced. Guess there’s something to say about trusting your instincts, because though we dated for only six months before marrying, we’ve lasted the longest.
When we met, it was like we’d known each other our whole lives. We finish each others sentences. He can be thinking of something and I’ll begin talking about it and vice versa. We fill in each others blanks. It wasn’t always the best of times, but we’ve always got through whatever it was together. We always dug our heels in, got spiritually, mentally, and emotionally focused and then we come out stronger and better and more in love than before. This is not to say that you HAVE to struggle to have a good relationship, it is just the way some people are designed to learn their life’s lessons. That is, until they wake up and decide to learn their lessons from a place of love, joy, happiness, and gratitude.
We are at a place in our relationship now that is so overwhelmingly amazing, though we may not be exactly where we want to be in every area of our lives, we’re HAPPY, ALIVE, & GRATEFUL. We’re now about to embark on a totally new adventure in our lives and it looks so much like this picture, except ya gotta add the three kids and the rotti. I’ve been considering writing a book about how I lived through the ups and downs of marriage. What do you think?
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