This past Saturday, May 23rd, to be exact….the hubs and me celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. As we celebrated the good times over the years, we thought about what advice that we would possibly share with for younger couples. There is no good reason to go through all the ups and downs that we both have faced without being some kind of light to younger couples.
Marriage is not all cupcakes and flowers, so how in the world did we get through 23 years? For us, these 23 years have been filled with tears of joy, but also sorrow and filled with joy that has taken a lot of work. For us, falling in love back in high school 1988 and saying “I do” in 1992, was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.
Here are our collected words of wisdom below:
Share everything with each other. Most importantly, everything you are feeling. There is no way to be on common ground if you don’t communicate how you’re feeling.