Two years ago today I married my husband; he also married me – it was a mutual decision.
Our wedding was amazing & while I sincerely hope that every bride feels that way about their wedding day, I think mine was probably better.
We had a chocolate fountain & the best company a couple could ask for. I wanted to renew our vows after 6 months so we could throw another party.
Two years isn’t long in the grand scheme of things [ie: forever] but certainly long enough to learn a few things about having a spouse.
15 Things I’ve Learned After 2 Years Of Wedded Bliss [Mostly]
- If you aren’t going to divorce them, it’s probably not worth screaming about. Know when to get over it & let it go.
- The amount of give and take is not always 50/50 & that’s okay; it’ll all even out if you’re doing it right.
- Your spouse knows you better than you know yourself…even if you don’t think so. Give them some credit.
- If you don’t cook delicious food & your spouse does… clean up.
- Love is a verb, not a noun.
- Express gratitude… even if you think it’s something small & unimportant – they like it.
- Happy Wife, Happy Life : Happy Husband, Happy Wife.
- Never use the divorce word, ever… unless you plan to actually do it, like yesterday.
- If you want something from your spouse… ask for it or stop complaining.
- The definition of sexy changes… like, when my husband fixed the screen door last weekend, that was sexy.
- Chuck the whole never go to bed angry thing out the window. Sometimes it’s late – and sleep is a much better option… you’re married – you can talk about it tomorrow…and the next day…and the next day if needed.
- Your spouse is as perfect as you are – which is not perfect at all. Accept it. Disappointment is inescapable.
- Apologize first… if you didn’t – appreciate when the other does.
- Your spouse’s reaction, suggestion & responses are open to interpretation, assume they have the best of intentions & not the worst.
- Love changes as time passes. I don’t love my husband more or less – but I love him differently than I did last year.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. –Friedrich Nietzsche