So, I’ve been married for 30 days now. I married my husband on September 30, 2017. As crazy as it sounds I feel nothing has changed we're just legal now. In relationships, we try to practice good habits, but that doesn't always happen. I've learned that you get out what you put in. As I continue this journey called marriage, these are the things I'm willing to put in.
I feel communication is always the key to a successful relationship. Discuss everything, even when you think it’s little. Don't let things fester and then you blow up on each other later.
You have to meet each other in the middle. Have an open mind and be able to put yourself in your partner's shoes.
Marriage doesn’t erase the past
Let’s be realistic, after you get married it doesn’t erase everything that happened in the past. Work is still needed after marriage like I said you get out what you put in.
Patience definitely takes time in a marriage. I am still learning patience when it comes to certain things. It's my way or the highway, that's when that word compromise comes in. I'm a working progress.
Flirting is fun and necessary
Flirting helps the intimacy stay alive. I have learned that I love words of affirmation and physical touch. I love my kisses, hugs, and pats on the butt. You can’t go wrong with knowing your partner’s love language.
Alone time is ok
I feel every couple needs alone time. I have moments where I just want to hang with the girls, and I may want to talk about my spouse. Now I can’t do that when he's in my face all the time. So every now and then you need your alone time.
Staying in can be just as fun
It’s always good to get out and enjoy your spouse but staying in is just as nice. Make a night of it and stay in, make drinks, get a movie, and enjoy each other.
Over time this list may get longer, but as I grow, I'm willing to make those changes to have a successful marriage.
"Saying I do is just the beginning to a journey called forever." Sharika Parker
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