Married 2 weeks and I’m already giving advice?!
No. Not even I am that
When I shared that I got married, I asked you guys for advice. You delivered! Since there were so many wise words, I decided to summarize it to share with everyone. Mostly for
Vegas’ my reference.
Below are some wise words, some funny words, and some random married-life pictures.
“Don’t take your partner for granted. Continue to make the effort to appreciate them as your partner and your best friend. It’s easy to let that go as the years pass.” -Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
“Hire a maid… I cannot tell you how much my husband and I fought over cleaning chores which were easily solved by splitting a housekeeper once a week!” –Courtney Bentley
“Sometimes you have to give up and give in. Winning an argument might make you happy for a moment, but it can hurt your relationship. It’s better to be happy than to be right.” -Sue
“I suggest at least one of you get really good at making coffee and bringing it to the other one while wearing very little. It’s worked for me for a while. FYI, I make terrible coffee.” -Cat @ Breakfast Before Bed
“Appreciate every minute together, but stay a little single too, have tons of spontaneous adventures and talk things out.” -Lucie @ FitSwissChick
“At least once a month plan something special to do together – keeps the love fresh.” –Dietitian Jess
“Remember to have sex a lot. When you’re with someone for a long time, sometimes it seems more important to vacuum the rug. It’s not.” -Lee @ In My Tummy
“Don’t forget to talk to your spouse. Like really talk not just about the day to day stuff.” – Angela @ Fit Happy Mamma
“Make it a habit to say something nice every day, like “your hair looks good today or I appreciated how you handled this…” etc. I think it’s nice to just stop and take a moment to do things like that.” -Di
“Be kind.” -Beth
“Choose your battles. There are going to be things that annoy the crap out of you about your partner, that’s life. You either accept them or don’t and you move on because you’re not going to change that person. I used to get mad over little things… leaving dirty utensils on the counter, boxers on the floor… but that’s my husband and no matter how many times I gripe, it’s not going to change. Those little things, those are the things that build up to cause big fights. let them go and move on. It takes me 5 seconds to put his forks in the dishwasher.” -Taylor @ Lifting Revolution
“Keep the sex dirty and the fights clean.” -Alex @ Alex Tries it Out
“Laugh. Always find the thing to laugh at.” -Kristina @ Spa Bettie
“A wise friend once said to me ‘think of it this way- in ten years, is it really going to matter?’ Applies to so much! When you only have a little time together, as most marrieds do as we work and play and all, spend that time together in harmony and love. I might not like some of his choices in clothing but in ten years, it won’t matter what shirt he had on, just that we did that adventure.” -Morgan
“1. Communicate. So cliche, I know, but so true – much better to get it out and work on it than keep it bottled up.
2. Get away. Life together every day is amazing, but sometimes it takes actually escaping day-to-day life to truly appreciate how awesome you are together.” -Megan @ The Lyons’ Share
“Keep DATING each other. When you stop dating, you stop connecting and laughing and looking into each others eyes.” -Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
“When you have an argument, never say something you will later regret. Once something is said, you can’t really take it back… and never threaten to leave unless you mean it. Always listen and always talk things out. Never assume the other person knows how you feel and what you’re thinking. Be confident on who you are and be confident about your relationship… and don’t ever let your insecurities (if you have any) create problems… and never let your life together become a dull routine, even if you get older, always keep it interesting and dynamic. Best of all… spend most of your time being silly and laugh a lot together.” -Marlin
“Don’t be an asshole.” -Alayna @ Thyme Bombe
“Forgive, forgive, forgive. Always remember the wonderful parts of your spouse and the strong parts of your relationship. Don’t focus on the bad or weaker parts. When you focus on the good, it will blossom!” -Carrie @ Season It Already
“Talk. A lot. Your partner should be your best friend.” -Heather @ FITaspire
“It’s best not to argue when hungry.” -Jess @ Keeping It Real Food
“Never let the sun go down on an argument.” – Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
“It’s ok to go to bed angry and yelling is still a form of communication.” Allie
All marvelous words of wisdom, but my favorite is either hire a maid (you know I will!) or have sex a lot (no argument there).
What is you favorite piece of relationship advice?
Do you think it’s bad go to bed mad? I know from the past that sometimes I gotta cool down.