A Decade Of Marriage.

In my last blog I shared that my husband and I shared our 10 year wedding anniversary.

I cannot believe it has been 10 years.

August is a big month for weddings in my circle of family and friends. I know of at least 5 who have gotten married in August over the past 10 years that we’ve been married. Another couple we are great friends with is getting married this weekend, so I thought I would share some things I’ve learned this past decade.


Communication is honestly the biggest thing about marriage. There are so many arguments that I could’ve avoided by simply communicating my feelings. When we attending our pre-wedding marriage counseling, that was a huge focus.

We are not perfect, and have to continuously remember “communicate like two lovers, not two lawyers.”

Keep dating.

Yes, you may have been married for 1 month or 35 years, but you have to continue to date your spouse, and keep learning about them. I still learn more about my husband everyday. You don’t have to “go out” to have a date night. Just turn on a good movie, or have a quiet dinner after the babies go to bed at night. Just keep dating your husband.

Never stop trying.

Marriage is hard. Especially if you have kids, careers, bills, etc.

You just have to remember the reason you fell in love with that person. We can’t ever go back in time, but I am a firm believer that marriage is forever, for better or for worse. Love your partner the way you want to be loved.

Enjoy your life.

Life is always changing and evolving. I am so lucky to have found my partner when I did. We have had so many good years, and are continuing to build a life that we enjoy. Our kids make this, life so much more enjoyable.

I’m still in shock it’s been a whole decade, and I’m so excited for what’s to come.


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24 thoughts on “A Decade Of Marriage.”

  1. This is such a lovely post. Some great points here for maintaining a happy marriage. Me and my partner aren’t married yet, but our relationship is thriving from following similar you have highlighted in this post. Time together and communication are both key to a thriving relationship.

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  2. What a lovely post, and wonderful tips too. We’ve been married for almost 11 years and do most of them too. I think going into it with the right attitude is important too. Getting married doesn’t change anything, it doesn’t fix a relationship with problems or change behaviour, it shouldn’t change expectations either for what you get out or put in.
    Someone asked us how it felt to be married about 8 weeks after, our answer was “meh, just the same we had a nice holiday” and we’d say the same today I think.

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  3. Congrats on your anniversary! I too have been in a relationship for about a decade now, and can relate to all the points you’ve listed. The dating thing gets pretty hard after a while, but you’ve just reminded me to take that extra bit of effort. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love this. Marriage is hard y’all. Some days it just comes down to a choice. My anniversary is next week- 27 years!

    I can say, it’s probably been harder for my husband than me😬🤷‍♀️

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  5. Some amazing thoughts here on what keeps a marriage strong! Communication is key, especially when you have a family, and I love the idea to keep dating. Congratulations on ten years; I do believe that marks your tin anniversary. 🙂

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