7 Things I Learned after My First Year of Marriage

7 Things I Learned after My First Year of Marriage

One thing is for certain when we are approaching a significant life change: People will dish out loads of advice. Before getting married, I remember advice coming from all angles, both solicited and unsolicited. Don’t get me wrong, I know our loved ones only had our best interest in mind, but it can be overwhelming to receive so much counsel. Of all the advice we heard, there was one strong theme we consistently heard: Marriage is hard.

Sure, marriage takes work and intention, but it is so much more than just hard work. As with most things, experience is the best teacher, so here are some significant things I learned about marriage after celebrating our first anniversary. 

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1. Marriage is fun

I don’t think we talk about this nearly enough! Is it hard? Yes—it’s not a total breeze every single day. But, oh my goodness, it is also so much fun! You fall in love with a person and then you get to live with them, beginning and ending each day alongside them. This is just about the best thing ever! We get to laugh together, cook together, brush our teeth together—what a gift to do even the most mundane task with the one you love.

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