Sunday, September 9, 2012

Matrimony Monday

A Proverbs 31 Wife and Exceptionalistic are starting a new Monday Link up - how exciting.  To launch the new linky they are giving away a "Nurture Your Marriage" Prize Pack - find out more about it below.

In 5 days Hubs and I will have been married for 5 years!  So for the first Matrimony Monday I bring you ...

5 things all new wives should know.

1.  Never expect your husband to read your mind.  It won't happen.  You will be frustrated, he will be frustrated and who wants to live in frustration?  How do you combat this?   Use your words.

2.  Don't speak in umbrella statements or hints.  If you need your husband to do something differently be clear about what you need.  Related - remember your time and your husband's time are not the same thing.  When I say to hubs - can you do the dishes today?  To him that means at some point before bed.  For me that means start it within in the next 30 minutes.  I need to remember if he says he is going to do it, he will.  If I need him to do something quickly I tell him when I need it done by.

3.  Even when you do your best, you will not cook things the way his mom did, even if he tells you exactly what she did.  - I still cannot make Macaroni and Cheese right.

4.  Holidays do not have to be stressful.  You and your husband are a family now, be sure to start your own traditions.

5.  Five years are going to go faster than you think.  You will love him more at 5 years than you did when you said I do.  The infatuation of getting married will have faded and you will have chosen to love.

I have chosen to love my husband.  There have been times in anger I have threatened to leave - before and after we had kids.  Seeing that I have made the choice to love my husband in the good and the bad, I have since apologized to him for threatening that.  He is a great husband and father.  I would never leave him.  I would not want to do this without him.

I am so happy that he choose me.

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  1. Nice to meet you! Glad to be part of this group with you... look forward to following along your blog :) blessings! lauren

  2. Happy Anniversary a few days early!! Beautiful post. I love it! Thanks for joining us. I was hoping it would be something you'd want to do. I pray that Matrimonial Monday is a hit! Thanks for linking up :-)


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