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Things I’ve Learned Being Married for 10 Years

Time flies when you are having fun.

Too cliche? Maybe but it is true. Getting married and starting a family was the best choice I’ve made but I have learnt a lot from being married for 10 years.

This weekend my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We got married relatively young (21 & 24) and didn’t date for a huge amount of time. We jumped in with two feet and have changed a lot in 10 years.

Here’s what I’ve learned after being married this long:
  1. His chewing still bugs me. I thought this would go away or become cute. Nope. Still can’t stand it.
  2. Watching him parent is frustrating because he doesn’t respond the way I would. Because of this I have learned so much from him and have become a better parent by watching and learning.
  3. He gets cuter with age.
  4. He still doesn’t put the dishes away.
  5. Gift days like birthdays and anniversaries aren’t important. Everyday gestures like how he stops and gets my favourite chips on the way home from work are important.
  6. We fight. A lot.
  7. We make up more.
  8. He knows exactly how to push buttons and piss me off quicker than anyone else but that is because he knows me better than anyone else.
  9. He knows how to make me the perfect cup of coffee and will hand it to me before talking in the morning.
  10. He’s been in the family long enough that I don’t have to explain where he is after Christmas dinner. Everyone knows he is downstairs napping. Usually with kids jumping all over him.
  11. I complain about his snoring but when he is gone for the night it doesn’t feel right.
  12. We can push each other to do more as a couple than we did individually. Settling and living a boring life is not an option for us so we make sure we encourage each other to get out of our comfort zones.
  13. We can have very different opinions on the big topics (religion, politics, finances, etc) couples fight about and still be happily married.
  14. We can still kiss and mean it. Butterflies and all.

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