Monday Mayhem – On Marriage

Later this week, the mister and I will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. Our marriage has finally reached the age of majority.

As I am now the proud owner of a mature (giggle-snort) marriage, I thought I’d share a few random lessons I’ve learned along the way.

  1. Liking is every bit as important as loving.
  2. He may only hear about 23% of the things I say, but he always hears me bitching about not listening to me.
  3. He does not want or need my direction whilst driving, but will miss the appropriate exit 8 times out of 10 if I am derelict in my duty.
  4. A ten minute lie-down is the key to a happy, relaxed evening.
  5. No one wants responsibility for deciding what’s for dinner. Ever.

So, yeah, finally starting to feel like we’ve got a handle on this marriage thing, even if our selfie game is still a bit weak. Looking forward to seeing what trouble we can find together in the years to come.

How about you? What are some of the life lessons you’ve picked up in the last couple decades?

5 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – On Marriage”

  1. Actually I love that selfie you guys took! I also love your list AND totally agree no one wants to decide the dinner thing!
    The only one I would add is to still go out on dates. Even dates can be a stretch. Costco hotdog and ice cream, playing pool, walk around a festival, go to the beach! I guess make sure you still do stuff together.
    A very big happy anniversary to you!

    1. Yes, we often go on hot dates to the Home Depot, or take Sally to Sonic. We’re wildly romantic that way…

  2. #1 is actually everything. You gotta have love, of course, but man, if you don’t LIKE him, those years can get dreary. The only other thing I might add is that laughter is also crucially important. He’s gotta be able to make you laugh, even after 41 years!
    #3 – just experienced this yesterday. Not with driving, but grocery store reminders. The one time I didn’t remind him…and now he doesn’t have what he wanted for lunch.

    Happy anniversary!

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