In 2005, we tied the knot. Sealed the deal. Got hitched. Jumped the broom.
A year later, we moved to Chicago. From then on, it was an endless cycle of offenses, silent treatment, outbursts, and make up sex. The next three years of our marriage were rather rocky. Fast forward to 2019, our marriage is thriving, we have helped many people’s marriages not only survive but thrive; we have counseled scores of people getting married, and we have our own marriage charity. So the question is: how did we get from there to where we are now? We are not perfect, and our marriage has indeed grown by leaps and bounds. However if there is anything that we have learned from being married for 13+ years, it is that she had commitment, understanding, respect, and empathy will always win even when you are at the height of frustration. I am going to share some of the things that I learned from being married for over a decade.
What have you learned from being married that you would like to share?
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You will find posts, books and other resources to help you on your journey.
Happy Valentine’s Day.