It’s that time again. Our anniversary week is in full effect and you know what that means. I’ve asked some of my favorite bloggers and their husbands to stop over and to share some words on marriage. Sit back and relax all week while they charm the pants off of you!
I met Sarah this year at BlogHer and we realized we’d been at Blissdom together too. She is one of those people who is so genuinely nice and funny that you want to make her your friend immediately. We bonded over the agony of walking into a party alone and genuinely scary kids toys. Get yourself over to Toddler Summer and be sure to say hello.
How many years have you been a couple & who liked whom first?
Her: We’ve been a couple since I was a sophomore in college 16 years ago. I’m pretty sure that he liked me first and strategically asked me to borrow a pen on the first day of the geology class where we met.
Him: We’ve been together 16 years. I definitely liked her first.
What has being married taught you?
Her: Marriage has taught me that doing things together, while sometimes harder, is much more satisfying than doing them on your own.
Him: Being married has taught me to use one another’s strengths to become one super entity!
What is the most fun thing the two of you have ever done together?
Her: Having a family is definitely the most fun thing we’ve done together. No one else appreciates the small, silly moments of parenthood quite like your partner. The small things – like mispronounced words and toddlers hiding in the refrigerator may not be fun or funny to anyone else, but we laugh together about and with these small people in our lives all the time.
Him: The most fun thing we’ve done together is have babies. Also the scariest thing!
How do you resolve issues? Do you ever go to bed angry?
Her: We are lucky not to have too many issues. And when we do, we talk about them. We’re both pretty patient and even-tempered, which I think really helps us not to make a bigger deal out of things than we need to.
Him: I think I’m usually the only one with issues. They are resolved quickly once I find a way to express what they are. I go to bed angry sometimes, but generally I can’t sleep until I’m feeling better. So I’d say I never go to sleep angry.
What is the secret to a happy marriage?
Her: I think the secret to a happy marriage is to be friends. It might seem cliché – but the more you like each other, the more you enjoy each other’s company, the easier it is. I also think we support each other in our hobbies and passions really well even though those things are now totally different from when we first met. We’ve allowed each other to grow and change and supported each other along the way.
Him: Secret to a happy marriage? See answer number 2.