Once upon a time there was the young version of you. That hopeful little girl that would dream of one being a bride and marrying her groom. If you are anything like me, then you understand how monumental this moment is. Your time has finally come! You will soon walk down the aisle, marry your prince charming and ride off on your white stallion into the sunset! But once you get a dose of reality, if you are not well prepared, your dreams of having a fairytale ending may come to a screeching halt. Here are some tips that will help you stay on the path that will lead you to say, "Dreams do come true!"
Marriage is a commitment
Of course we all get those "butterflies" when we first start dating our men. Once the excitement and hype wears off, you begin to realize that marriage requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Marriage is a commitment that you make. You are the one who will vow to stay with your spouse through the highs and lows. No one knows what the future holds, but it is safe to say that you and your spouse are sure to run into some road blocks that will test your relationship. When things get difficult, do not give in to the desire to run and hide. Figure out how to resolve the conflicts in your life. It is best to develop good habits early on in your marriage.
You are making a vow that will last forever
There will be times when it will be difficult to love your spouse. When these challenges arrise, remember why you chose to spend the rest of your life with this man. Find ways that reignite the spark between the two of you. Make sure that you are capturing the memories of your wedding by hiring a great photographer and videographer. I personally, love having my wedding video and pictures to look at every year on our wedding anniversary. It brings the moments you had with your husband back to life!
Communication really is key
I know that women are known to do most of the talking, but I think there is a reason for this. If your man gets frustrated with the amount of talking that you do, be sure to be sensitive to his feelings. Timing is everything. Wait until he is in the right mind set before you start hammering him with conversation. If you are not communicating with your spouse on a daily basis, then your spouse may end up communicating with someone other than you. Protect your marriage by having open lines of communication.
So, what is the truth about marriage? The truth is that what you have found is a gift that should be cherished. To have found the one that makes your heart skip a beat, the one that you imagined since you were a little girl, the one that got down on one knee and asked YOU to spend the rest of your life with him, is truly the best gift that you could ever ask for. Be sure to remind yourself on a daily basis, just how blessed you are!