Well hello there beauties! Can you believe we’re almost at the end of February 2017?! How time flies! I’ve noticed recently in my social media timeline (Instagram and twitter) lots of engagements. From me to you and your beloved, massive congratulations! As someone who was married before, I wanted to share 3 things you need to know about marriage.
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It’s exciting and beautiful when the love of your life feels the same way about you and wants to spend the rest of their life with you. Then there’s the ring! That beautiful ring that girls will secretly (or not) stare at when no one is watching and think…’OMG!’. However, after the planning, seating arrangements, hen parties, stag parties, wedding dress shopping, flower selection etc., there is a real-life relationship post wedding. So here are a few things you need to know about marriage.
Things You Need to Know About Marriage
Love is a Choice
One of the lessons I learnt whilst married is that love is a verb and not a noun. It is also a choice that you make each day you’re with your partner. You won’t always like them (I know shock horror!) but you need to remember why you love that person. Remember what it is about them that you fell in love with and make that choice. Not to put a damper on things, please also remember that if you’ve tried but there’s no improvement there are options. Of course, sometimes things get to the point where they no longer work and there’s no fixing it. In these cases, go to Peters and May for advice how to navigate the legalities of divorce, should you feel like you need some professional support during this difficult time.
If you had best friends before you got married, ensure you nurture those relationships. There’s nothing worse than dropping true friendships because you got married. The reality is you need those friendships to support and uplift you during the good and bad times. Essentially marriage does not mean you no longer have need for your ride or die friends. This goes for your partner too!
Finally, you don’t stop dating because a wedding took place. Far from it, now the dating is on another level. Dating keeps things fresh and sexy in the relationship, especially if you have children. Children are a blessing however; your relationship shouldn’t have to suffer because you have children. Matter of fact, a more cohesive parental unit provides security for your mini me and shapes their views on relationship. Long story short, date and date often!
Those are 3 things you need to know about marriage. Is there anything else you would add? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe for more blog posts like this, or on travel and fashion.
Until next time, be well