Love is…strong

Love is...not without its complicationsRelationships can be messy and complicated. There may even be times when we wonder what possessed us to get married in the first place. So when a friend recently asked me what makes my marriage tick, I had to think long and hard about the answer.

I’ve been married 8 years and knew the darling husband for 3 years before we tied the knot — that makes it 11 years with the same man. Wow!

If I said it was an easy journey, I’d be lying. If I said I was blissful every single day, I’d be lying. But I do know that I am truly blessed that we found one another. There are times when I can still get weak-kneed just looking at him…times when I marvel at the universe that brought us together…and yes, even times when I wonder how insane I was to have gotten married! But those are fleeting moments, generally brought on when I am really angry or frustrated with the husband — and those moments happen in every marriage.

So, what makes me feel like the luckiest woman alive when I wake up next to him every day?

The fact that, no matter how many fights we have, the core of our relationship —our bond — has grown stronger over the years. We can fight and argue and storm out of the house on each other, but at the end of the day, when push comes to shove, the love is very much alive and growing.

What is it that makes your relationship tick?

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  1. I could relate… I guess my reasons are the same as yours 🙂
    We, too, have been together for 11 years now- we were teenagers when we met, and even though we get our lows at times- through the years it has only gotten better.
    I come from a broken house with a lot of money, he comes from a loving one- with limited means- I guess we compliment each other by what each of us have learnt in this journey so far…

    • Yes, that is a big thing too – to be the yin and the yang, in a way. I’m a very positive person, the husband is all doomsday-ish! 😉 I show him the bright side, he helps me be cautious.

  2. Our commitment to our family. Our 10th anniversary is this month and turning from couple to family has been a challenge at times. But it is our abiding love for each other and our children that make us stick and tick!
    Lovely blog (visiting from blogfrog, now a follower!).

    • Ah yes, that sneaky lil 3 letter word! 😉 A healthy sex life is indeed very important, because physical intimacy can help you bridge that feeling of being “disconnected” from your other half.
      Your pictures are beautiful….
      LOL! I’m not a tribal dancer – I dance better in my imagination than in real life! LOL! 😉

  3. People always tell me I’m a “saint” for putting up with my hubby’s idiosyncrasies, but to be honest, he puts up with mine. Mine just aren’t as obvious (thank goodness)! That being said, we really do balance each other out and keep each other honest and in touch with reality!

    • hehe! I can identify with that! I keep telling my husband how lucky he is that he has a super cool wife like me, who puts up with all his idiosyncrasies 😉 though he also puts up with my very subtle, easy for outsiders to miss, quirks too!!

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