Pocket Full of Sunshine3/02/2017
My wedding anniversary is coming up and I can't believe that I've been married for almost a year now. It's crazy how time flies. It honestly still feels like we're dating. (I kind of still believe we haven't gotten out of our honeymoon phase yet.) Even though he's always working (literally 80-90 ours a week), we haven't really argued that much. Quite frankly, I think I can count the number of times we've fought in just one hand. Pretty incredible right? I want to share with you a few things that I've learned to maintain a happy and healthy marriage.
Unlock Goofball IslandI encourage you to be goofy with your significant other. It's not always about being serious. It's about finding moments that unlock your silly self and to be vulnerable, not having to worry whether the person is judging you or not. I don't think there's a single person in the world that has seen how lame I can be besides my husband. Haha.
Listen and UnderstandNot everyone needs to hear the solution to their problems right away. Rather than jumping into giving advice, listen and try to understand. Put yourself in their shoes. Sometimes, silence is okay and all you need to do is be next to the person. Sometimes they just need to vent. Just be available emotionally and physically.
SacrificeHonestly, this one is key to any successful relationship. When you truly understand where the person is coming from, you'll want to make sacrifices. You'll want to put their needs above your needs. You'll force yourself to go that extra mile just to make things a little easier for him. It's about venturing out of your comfort zone.
Anyway, what are some advice that you hold dear to make things work with your significant other? I'd love to hear in the comments below!