This week marked my husband and mine’s third wedding anniversary. A few weeks ago we were talking about how at the three-year mark we really feel married. We definitely always felt married, but it is different no longer being newlyweds. A lot of the newness and excitement of marriage may have worn off, but so have some of the challenges the first couple of years of marriage expels. Not to say challenges no longer exist, because they do, but they have become more manageable with the skills we have learned and the tools we use. Marriage has been the biggest commitment of our lives and trying at times it is always the most rewarding. I had anticipated writing much more about what I have learned about myself through marriage, and what we have learned as a couple, but I think I will save it for another time.
Some recent reads related to relationships and marriage have offered a lot of points I agree with. Feel free to browse below:
What Causes Love to Go Away? (goop)
40 Rituals That Make Relationships Last 40 Years (marc & angel HACK LIFE)
3 Important Realizations that Build a Strong and Lasting Marriage (The Art of Manliness)
Rules For A Happy Marriage: 4 Secrets From An Expert (Barking Up The Wrong Tree)