|A little love note my Husband gave me this morning! *swoon*|
I've learned that change is inevitable. You and your spouse will grow to be different people than when you were first married, don't try to change them. The goal should be to grow along side them, and be accepting.
I've also learned that any changes we make, should be with our family in mind. We should always be striving to improve & progress as individuals, and in turn, it will strengthen our marriage.
I've learned that sometimes, compromise doesn't actually always work. Contrary to what some experts might tell you, it isn't always possible to "meet in the middle" on things. Sometimes, you will have to make sacrifices to make your marriage work. Be willing to do that.
I've learned that when compromise isn't possible, and it is necessary for one person to make a sacrifice, be ready to reciprocate it when the time comes. Marriage is about give & take.
I've learned that in order to get through the hard times, you need laughter. Lots of it.
I've learned that you won't always like your spouse, they will disappoint you, and they will make mistakes.
I've learned that forgiveness isn't always easy, but it is essential. But apologetic and be forgiving.
I've learned that kids kill romance.
But I've always learned that you can find ways to do small things that count. You just need to put in the effort and be creative.
I've learned that saying "Thank You" goes a long way.
I've learned that even when you are upset with your partner, there are always things to appreciate in your spouse. Find those things, don't take them for granted.
I've learned that communication is probably the most important thing in a marriage. Open your mouth and speak (kindly) to your spouse and tell them how you're feeling. They can't change or fix anything if they don't know what you're thinking.
And the most important thing I've learned being married, is that life is always better, more fulfilling, when you have someone to share it with. Loving someone is the greatest gift in the world, it takes a lot of hard work to get it right, but it will be forever worth the effort.
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Husband!! So happy that I get to do life with you!!!