That I’ve learned, despite my occasional stubbornness.
We decided to tie our lives together, for love and companionship. The honeymoon phase is slowly withering whilst reality surely kicks in – for better and for worse (literally!). In better days we laugh, love and create memories, whereas in our worse days we learn, evolve and grow stronger as a couple and family. In my mind there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. And I’m sure many can agree.
Looking back over the years, I’ve learned a lot about my husband, he never ceases to amaze me. Nevertheless, I’ve also learned a lot about myself as a person and of course as a wife.
After being together for 9 years and married for 6, here are four valuable lessons I’ve learned so far about marriage or any love relationships for that matter.
- It takes hard work
- It’s not about me, it’s not about you – it’s about us
- Love alone is not enough but of course essential
- Communication and trust are key elements
Marriage requires both parties to be invested and making an effort. Being in committed relationship you’re responsible to make it work – give it 100%. Nothing screams ‘committed’ than marriage. Your choices and decisions are tied together, thus making trust an essential element. For most it starts with love but several important aspect of a marriage make they way in the relationship.
Despite our differences we accept who we are as individuals but also as a couple. Embrace how far we’ve come and where we’re headed.