“My hubby and I just celebrated our third wedding anniversary. Whilst it mightn’t sound like a huge achievement, when you’ve been an official ‘couple’ for almost ten years this blows most celebrity marriages out the water so in my books it is something to celebrate.
So, on what I am calling a milestone for my other half and I, here are some of my key observations on marriage to date – many of which are applicable to any relationship, however long you might have been together…
Things I thought were myths which aren’t:
Marriage is fatal for your waistline. This may also have something to do with age and a bi-product of having a family but, post-wedding, those pounds literally stick to you like glue and it takes time and energy to keep them off.
Top three tips for husbands
If you’re going to make romantic gestures such as a weekend away or dinner at a fancy restaurant, make these frequent occurrences so as not to raise any (unwarranted) suspicion. Consistency is key, otherwise it might backfire!
Top three tips for wives:
No one likes a martyr. I am particularly guilty of this. You are not always right – suck it up and smile if it means a peaceful life, unless of course he’s done something really stupid and / or unforgivable, then you can get involved in some high horse action, yay!
Both – take note:
Everyone knows it is so easy to fall into a routine when you’re caught up in the 9-5 (and then some), have a family or just generally lead busy lifestyles. You can quickly sink into a spiral of keeping other people happy and overlook you and your partner’s needs. It categorically is a cliché but making time for each other should form part of your weekly to-do list, up there with the laundry, food shop and bed linen change."