Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Since we are celebrating our 4 year anniversary this week I want to hear your marriage advice! Tell me the best advice you have ever received or strongly believe make a marraige work.

My advice: Forgive each other. You are going to hurt each others' feelings, it's inevitable. But you must realize when you are wrong, acknowledge it, and apologize to your spouse when you are in the wrong.

8 comments:

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Ohh that's a good one! Mine is probably to listen. Really listen. Don't let something go to long without stopping and listening and really trying to understand the other person's perspective. Sometimes people need that extra nudge to really share how they feel. Solving small challenges before they cause real problems prevents lots of issues!

Mrs. Potts said...

You have to talk to each other. Not just about the small stuff but the tough things. You can't not talk about things simply to avoid a difficult conversation where people may become upset. Doing that only leads to frustration & potentially bigger hurts in the long run.

Crystal said...

Compromise. You both can't always get what you want everytime as your interests, wants, and needs are not always going to coinside. Sometimes you have to sit down with eachother, talk it out, and come up with a solution that works for both of you.

Happy Anniversary week!

Amber said...

The BEST advice...the 4 A's to a successful marriage...Adapt, Appreciate, Accept and Admire...23+years later still going strong.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Happy Anniversary!

I think all of the other commenters hit the nails on the head. One of the biggest things I've learned from my marriage is to be on each other's side. Even if you don't always agree, I believe in a united front. Hash out issues in the privacy of your own home. I think this shows respect and unity in a marriage. I always get uncomfortable when couples throw each other under the bus, so to speak. I think that Ryan is my "person" - so I'm always on his side.

Adrienne said...

That's great advice! We've only been married 9 months, but I've learned that unless it's a heart issue, let it go. And if it is a heart issue, bring it up in a loving way, outside of an argument. This has stopped so many fights for us! Happy Anniversary!!!!

Kristin said...

I'm a firm believer in never saying anything bad about your husband. Ever. Also, talk things through. If you're having an issue about something, discuss it instead of bottling it up.

I tagged you in a post, by the way :)

Maria said...

Love Amber's advice! I would also add to treat your man with respect and always let him know you appreciate him. Happy anniversary!