Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday Madness - Marriage

Today is the hub's and my 2 year wedding anniversary. " sweet" you might say, but truth is it's not always what it's cracked up to be. I can say this - we are long past the honeymoon stage, but I love the man as much as I did when I fell for him. We've been together now for 5 years. Funny, I never thought I would say I'd been with someone for 5 years, but we have and it's been one helluva ride. Marriage--it doesn't come with a handbook, no guided class to prepare you for what life will be like and despite my belief that "I know this man" after this long, yeah, well, you learn that you just keep learning.

So in honor of this momentous occasion I present to you
Monday Madness - Marriage Style

8 Things No One Tells You About Marriage

1. You will look at the person lying next to you and wonder, Is this it? Forever?
2. You'll work harder than you ever imagined.
3. You will sometimes go to bed mad (and maybe even wake up madder).
4. You will go without sex — sometimes for a long time — and that's okay.
5. Getting your way is usually not as important as finding a way to work together.
6. A great marriage doesn't mean no conflict; it simply means a couple keeps trying to get it right
7. You'll realize that you can only change yourself.
8. As you face your fears and insecurities, you will find out what you're really made of.

I love you honey, as much now as ever and I hope we never stop growing and learning together. You are an amazing man with unlimited potential to be whom ever you want to be. It may not always be easy, but it is always an adventure that I couldn't imagine spending with anybody but you. Happy Anniversary!!

What have you learned about marriage/relationships?


Semi-Charmed Wife said...

I've learned so much, and it hasn't even been a year! The biggest thing I've learned is how important it is to approach life as a team. When the unexpected happens (and I know you know exactly what I'm talking about here), it feels so good to know that your spouse has got your back 100%. And a big Amen to #5 and #7...

Jenn said...

I have learned I don't need to be married to be in a happy and fulfilling, lifelong,committed relationship. Marriage isn't for everyone. And you shouldn't marry just because of societal pressure...but many people do.

krissy said...

Congrats to you and hubby.

I learned that bickering with eachother means that I don't always win. And I like to win.
But I got over wanting to win and have mastered the art of not listening and just given him a nod here and there!

The art of ignoring. It's blissful!

Kellan said...

Happy Anniversary (a little late)! Congratulations! Kellan

Jojo said...

People always gush and fret over long time marriages, if you're celebrating 30 years, then it's SUCH A BIG DEAL. But I believe, every single year, or even half year should be celebrated because freakin marriage is hard work. It's true that just when you think you "know" this person, you just learn more about them.