I can't believe a year has already gone by since I got married to the love of my life. In this first year of marriage nothing much has really changed. My husband and I were in a relationship for about 5 years before he popped the question so we had a good amount of time to grow with each other and decide what we want out of life.
I have learned some things in this year that I think are important and will keep us on the right path to a healthy and successful marriage. Here are just a few.
Being married means you have a teammate for life! You have your own personal cheerleader that praises you for your accomplishments (how cool is that) and when you have a bad day, you have someone to vent to and make you feel better.
When you marry someone they are your partner for life. The decisions you make will effect them. It's not all about how you feel and what you want. It's more we and us and less me and I.
You have chosen to take accept all of your partner, along with their faults. They don't miraculously disappear just because you said "I do." We all have little things that annoy one another but if you work on those issues throughout your relationship, you can avoid them from becoming a problem later on.
Your friends and family are just as important as they were before you tied the knot. My husband and I cherish our relationships outside of our own and make it a priority to nourish those connections. We are still individual beings so keeping your "girls or boys night out" I think is just as important as spending time alone with yourself.
We are so thankful for our friends and family that were there to share in our union. Time flies when you're having fun and it has truly been a magical year. I am excited for what's up ahead.