My husband and I are celebrating 4 looong, glorious years of marriage today. And because 4 years of marriage is more than most Hollywood couples, I feel like I am qualified to give everyone marriage advice. So here you go. :)
1.) Wives, learn to cook. Didn't your momma ever tell you the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach?? That's how I bagged my man! (seriously not. Could not cook when we first were married)
2.) Be easy. Now I know I am married to an islander, but just relax ladies! Life will not always perfect and those fairytale-endings you read when you were younger aren't true! Your prince may have come, but I am guessing he took longer to get here and has a little more junk in the trunk! (not to mention he probably doesn't have a castle!)
3.) Keep things spicy. I like to keep it real. Few ideas for ya: surprise him by wearing his shirt when he comes home from work. Read my post on how to pick him up from the airport. Breakfast in bed. Get a babysitter without telling him and let him come home to you wearing something... nice. You get the idea.
4.) Just because he is quiet doesn't mean there is something wrong.
5.) Sometimes it is okay for you to be quiet. Even if the only person you have talked to all day is a 4-year-old who repeated the same questions 50 times.
6.) Be respectful. Men dig respect. And I don't mean like bow every time he walks in, but respect his choices in the house.
7.) LAUGH! At yourself, at him, at your kids. Keep things light, it helps keep fights to a minimum.
8.) Most importantly (for me at least) look to yourself first. It isn't always easy, but before blaming and getting angry at him, try to see what you might have done and try to work on yourself. After all, you can only control your own actions!
Well, that's all I got. Maybe in another 4 years I will have 8 more things to tell you! Love your man, ladies!
Var, I know it isn't always easy, and I might drive you crazy sometimes, but thank you for sticking with it and always trying to be better. Here's to another 4 looong years. Love you!