Dane comes from a large family and they’re all close. It fascinates me when I see them all get-together and everywhere you look, you’ll see conversations upon conversations. It was a slight culture shock to me as someone from a family that barely talked. We’ve attended three large get-togethers from his side of the family … More 3 Steps We Took to Answer the Dreaded “When Are You Having Kids?” Question
I’ve always wanted a dog since I was a kid, but wasn’t allowed to have one because of allergies in the family. Still, that remained one of the things that I consistently wanted throughout my childhood and adult life. When the pandemic happened and we were all stuck at home, I decided to get one … More How Taking Care of a Dog Influences Our Marriage
Two months into marriage and there are still a lot of things that I learn. But what I realized is there is also a lot that I have to unlearn. Merging two upbringings and different cultures sure offer a lot of surprises, but nothing that two people who choose to communicate can’t overcome. Here are … More 5 Things to Unlearn in Marriage
An interesting post I encountered in one of my favorite subreddits, r/AmItheAsshole (AITA) was entitled “AITA If I Get Mad Over My Husband Not Doing the Dishes?“. Reading the post prompted a callback to several similar opinions about household chores in a lot of Reddit posts, including basic questions of who does what or even … More Who should deal with the dirty dishes?
The 5 Love Languages quiz by Gary Chapman is one of the most sought-after tools that help couples see the kind of love they want to give and receive. The five love language is split into words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, and physical touch. Sometimes, people may wonder why they … More Our Love Language and What Love Means to Different People
Yesterday was Dane and I’s 4th anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend. To make things a little bit different, I decided to be the one to plan our activities for the day. Our celebration ‘started’ the day before, when Dane sent flowers to my home. I still always get giddy when I get them even after … More Celebrating Our Last Anniversary Before Getting Married
Dane and I attended our 5th marriage counseling class today. The topic focused on communication intimacy as a couple and we have picked up quite a few things from this session. Here are the 13 communication rules in a relationship we learned: Remember you are an adult Children demand their way or feel threatened. Throwing … More 13 Communication Rules in a Relationship We Learned in Marriage Prep Class
Being in a relationship is a responsibility, but it shouldn’t be difficult if there are two people making an effort to make it work. … More 3 Mindful Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship