Wow, I cannot even believe its been six months since our wedding day. Where has the time gone?
Over the last half of this year, Cameron and I have grown so much more as a couple than I ever thought possible. Not a lot has changed in our daily routines, since we were already living together before we got married, but there are a few things that I’ve learned, and some emotional and mental things that have changed that Id love to share with you!
The word Husband and Wife really do have a new meaning to me. Before we were married, I never really thought about what affect these words would have on our relationship. But man, let me tell you, these are the best words that have ever existed.
Having someone to share my life with, to share my aspirations and dreams with, as well as my struggles and hardships, is just amazing. I know that I have someone here for me always, and someone who is a great listener, and someone who wants to provide and take care of me.
Now I could go on and on about how in love I am with the fact that Im married, but I want to share a few bullet points of some things I’ve learned. Good and Ugly!
- Its easy to fall into boring routines. So try to mix things up! Yes, we are guilty of sitting on the couch, each scrolling on our phones and not talking. We like to play a board game or watch a show together with no phones. Its nice to have something we are both involved in without distractions.
- Communication really is key. Really. Yes, we are normal and have arguments about who’s turn it is to do the dishes. But that is normal, and its better to work things out than to keep them bottled up.
- Compromise is also real. Even if it means letting him get the Grapefruit LaCroix this time.
- Eating dinner together every night is a must.
- We alternate who makes dinner, and sometimes we cook together. Those are my favorite nights! We drink some wine, listen to music, and just cook!
- Going to bed together and spending a few minutes chatting and laughing before falling asleep.
- Learning to let little things go, and to pick your battles. I think this is more of a learning curve I’ve had to do.
- Also something I’ve had to learn, is to let certain stresses that might affect our relationship NOT affect it. The only thing that matters is making my Husband happy and loving him with all of my being.
I’ve loved every single day of being a Wife. We have so much more to learn, and so much more growing to do as a couple. But I am so excited to be able to do that with an amazing supportive Husband by my side.