It’s been a whole year since the day I got married. Feels like it was decades ago.
I found that the cliché insisting that the first year of marriage was the hardest, absolutely true. You are vulnerable in a whole new way and it’s tough to deal with that.
It is my impression that good relationships are based on compromises which we were pretty good at before the wedding. But after we said “I do,” we spent a lot of time learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Now before I give you the wrong impression, nothing incredibly tragic happened. We didn’t have some terrible blow dealt to us. We are quite blessed and I am incredibly thankful for that. It’s just that this year was just an emotional evolution for the both of us. What I’m trying to say is, we had some growing pains to weather through even after being together for nine years, which was both surprising and truly humbling.
But, I can safely say we’ve survived the storm and are honestly all the better for it. I don’t think we’ve ever been more in love than we are right now. This would be an appropriate time to eye roll and sigh. Really, it’s okay, I gagged a little too. (bleck).
Now I open up the floor for all you married folks, what was that first year like for you? You can comment below or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.