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Monday, November 5, 2012

How to Stay Married

My husband and I just celebrated 19 years of marriage. We've been through a lot together.  We fell in love and got married nearly a year later and had no idea what we were in for — most notably, how much our relationship would evolve and change, especially when we added kids into the mix. What

I've learned about staying married:

  1. Put each other first
  2. Laugh — a lot
  3. Listen to each other and give each other your full attention
  4. Play...have fun together
  5. Do little things for each other that show you care, like you did when you were dating
  6. Kiss and hug
  7. Don't entertain the idea that there's a "way out" — marriage and parenthood teach you how to be a more selfless person...and we all need that
  8. Tell them often how much you appreciate them
I'm the luckiest girl alive to have my husband in my life; he's my best friend, my counselor, my editor, my lover, my cheerleader, my handyman, my one true love, my support, my other half, my strength...

Here's the most important tip: Give more than you expect to get in return

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