My husband and I just celebrated 15 years of marriage and we have been together for 21 years. I am 37, so that is way over half of my life. And while we have not had all rainbows and sparkles during those years. We have been through a lot. But we keep on fighting to be together and work it all out. But when I say this funny, I had to laugh because it fits us. A lot.
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I rarely give marriage advice. Mostly because my marriage has never been anywhere close to being perfect and certainly not normal my most people’s standards. But here is the one advice I swear has made us last being together for 21 years. Remember that marriage is a roller coaster. There are so many ups and so many downs. And that just because you are in a down spell, it doesn’t mean it is time to give up and throw in the towel. We have had months at a time, even close to a year at a time sometimes where we didn’t like each other a whole lot and that we were each close to saying it is time to be done. We get through it by trying to listen to each other. And when we think we are at the end of what we can take at that down time, holding out for just one more big fight, or just one more this or that.
A big one is to try to change how you are thinking. If you are always thinking that life sucks, it does. If you think that someone is always going to let you down, they do. If you are not looking at life positively, then you can be certain that everything around is going to make you miserable. And that is a hard way to give love, be loved and be happy.
I don’t know, take it for what it is worth. 15 years of being married and 21 years of being together is a long time, and that is what has worked for us.