In this episode, we talk about our proposals and how to make sure that each step you take in your relationship is the right step for the both of you. There are many factors that should be considered when you’re thinking about spending the rest of your life with someone; if you can’t have these serious, “adult” conversations, then maybe it’s time to have a hard look at the person across the table from you.
Because this subject can be a little hairy, we created a few tips on how to have those hard conversations to make sure you’re in the right mindset and environment to work together as a team. And once you’ve decided to have these important sit-down meetings to discuss where you are in your relationship, take a peek at these questions to ask one another before getting engaged or married.
We have all experienced jealousy at one point or another, regardless of being the “jealous type” or not. And if you swear you’ve never been jealous before, check out this article to see if you’re a smidge more jealous than you let yourself believe.
Anyway. Whether it was because you thought your spouse still has feelings for their ex or because you think they’re checking out other people; we’ve all been there. It hurts and it sucks, and we all definitely dwell on it an unhealthy amount.
In our latest podcast (Episode #003 Ex S/Os + Jealousy) we get into advice for people who struggle with jealousy. Although we both hate the sage advice of “give it time,” we must recognize that it is true. However, we do have some action steps that are helpful for those of you that want take strides to nip jealousy in the butt faster.
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We also hope you got exactly what you wanted from your person. In this episode we talked about engagements as Christmas gifts (yay or nay?), the worst gift we ever received from our men, and how to handle the potential disappointment on Christmas morning (or Mother’s Day… grr!) Enjoy!
There’s this kind of solid familiarity that comes with being in a long marriage. It’s definitely different than the newness of of marriage, regardless of how long you two dated beforehand.
Your S/O becomes your blanket. The one you always reach for before bed, the one that drifts you into a deep, safe sleep. And a new marriage is kinda like the new toy, you can’t stop talking about it and showing it off. Like, did ya hear?! I’m married. This is my husband. Look!!!
And then ten years and two kids happen. And your new toy turns into this lighthouse. A beacon. The light that guides you come after the sh*t day at the office, a crazy 6 year old, and a really rude McDonalds drive-way attendant (you asked for extra sauce and they only gave you 2 packs.)
Anyway. That’s what I’m excited for. I’m excited to hear Marie’s marriage stories because it comes with a sense of knowing and comfort that I don’t (and yes I love Shawn and feel completely and totally safe/secure with him, but I feel like everyone who has been in the Marriage Game for awhile knows what I’m talking about) know yet.
So getting this perspective is a blessing. It tames me when I feel like I’m going to lose my mind. It reminds me that we’re all probably going through the same stupid arguments. And it teaches me to always choose to love authentically; it’s the only thing that will get us through this madness of life.