Today I’m celebrating 11 years of marriage! ELEVEN…With the same man! I remember the days when being with someone for a year seemed like forever. I dated Mister for 2 1/2 years before he proposed. That felt like forever. I was like, what are you waiting for?! He must have sensed that I was about to be on some “Piss or get off the pot” situation because he proposed in the nick of time. Link to my proposal story will be below. Now that I made it year 11, still happy as can be, I thought I would share things that no one tells you about marriage.
TEN years in this marriage game! WOW! The best thing about celebrating 10 years is that we’re still madly in love. Like I would do it all over again. Like most women, I thought that I was supposed to meet my future husband in college. That ideal died quickly after breaking up with my freshman year college boyfriend. After that relationship, I decided I was going to enjoy myself and play the field. My longest relationships before Mister was only one year max. I told myself that marriage wasn’t for me. At 26 (still young) I said, I was going to get my grind on and be a super bachelorette. Within a few weeks, I met Mister. You can read about it HERE. He’s been sweeping me off my feet ever since. Keep reading for our proposal story.
Last week Mister and I celebrated 9 years of marriage. I can’t believe how fast these 9 years have flown by and we’re still madly in love. When people find out we’ve been married 9 years we usually get questions. People will ask how we make it work or that we’re #relationshipgoals. Marriage is a lot of work. It takes a lot of love and communication. Instead of hearing from me, I let readers ask the Mister the questions. He surprised me and opened up more than I thought he would. Watch the video to hear relationship answers from a mans perspective.
For Valentine’s Day I thought we would celebrate love. You only hear about couples breaking up, not couples that are still madly in love. Mister and I have been married for over 7 seven years now and we are still madly in love. Even though we are in love, that doesn’t make a marriage easy. Yes, there are times when I wish he would step on a pile of Legos in the dark when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. But normally, we love hanging out with each other and doing what folks in love do. Around the time of our 7th anniversary this past October, I posted a few of my marriage tips on Instagram and asked other women to share theirs. I thought this was a good time to go over those tips from ladies that are newlyweds to over 15 years of marriage.
Picture Mister had made for me for Valentine’s day last year. So cute!