Tales of a Marriage

As I’m sitting here typing this blog post, my husband is grilling some salmon for us for dinner. There’s a few important things to note here:

1) John doesn’t like fish all that much.
2) He’s offered to cook it for me because I’m completely useless in the kitchen, especially when it comes to preparing anything from the sea.

To me, that sums up marriage — or at least ours. I’m one of those lucky few who gets to spend my life with someone who is genuinely selfless.

Really, I think that’s what a marriage is all about. Putting that other person (who means the world to you) before yourself. Or in other words, compromise.

As someone who has only had to worry about herself (for a very long time), it’s been one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn — to stop acting so selfish. Yet through the inevitable fights, struggles and moments of frustration, I’ve never doubted for a second how much I treasure being married to such a wonderful man.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I would like to share some tips that I read on how to keep a marriage healthy and strong. I came across this list through Facebook, and I have to say, it’s incredibly helpful, accurate and well-written.

On that note, I would like to wish all my friends and family the best in their relationships, whether they are married or not. It never hurts to reflect on yourself and to strive to be a better person to those you love most.

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