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My hubby and I (see right) are celebrating our seventh anniversary this Monday and I know there are a lot of newlywed/engaged bloggers out there, so thought I’d pass along some marriage advice that I try to keep in my head and in my house.

  • The secret to a happy marriage is two TV's (no seriously, it's true)
  • Communication is the key
  • Never compare your marriage to others

  • Accept that both of you are imperfect
  • Love your husband, but do not wrap yourself up in your husband
  • Life will get stressful. It always does. Commit to making time to do fun things together.
  • My generation (and I think many girls) were/are raised to think that marriage is supposed to be this prince charming, whisk me away into happily ever after event, but I think it’s not that simple and extremely unrealistic. But before I get push back from that, I offer this disclaimer: I know there are some out there that may be lucky enough not to have to work at it, but most of us do!

    Remember, there’s no such thing as the perfect marriage and it takes a lot of work to make it! Just because you have to work at it doesn't mean it wasn't meant to be or any of that crap. One of the best book’s I’ve ever read about love and marriage is Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love. It gives some great, basic ideas about how to keep it together!


    1. Great post! I will heed your advice! Two TVs- too funny!

    2. Absolutely wonderful to read. It's so funny you posted this today. I really needed to hear this from someone today. I was just having this conversation with friends yesterday! Marriage is work... hard work! And two tv's are a MUST! Thanks for sharing!

    3. We will be celebrating 7 years soon as well. Great advice!

    4. i LOVE this post! all of your tips are right on the money. we work at it most days, but we enjoy working at it. it's what we do. and the two tvs is key! my MIL looks at me like i'm crazy when i suggest she watch her chick flicks in a different room alone. my husband and i go our separate ways every night when the tv comes on! :)

    5. Oh congratulations...funny thing, my wedding picture is in the same frame!!

    6. So very true! I wish I'd known this during our first couple years of marriage. We're coming up on our 5th wedding anniversary in October and have a very strong relationship but I'm not gonna takes WORK!

      Congrats on 7 years! I hope you guys have a fabulous anniversary.

    7. Great post and very true! Two Tv's for sure!!! LOL!

    8. Great advice and great book recommendation- one of my faves!


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