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Is There A "Secret" To A Long & Happy Marriage?

Posted Jul 20 2012 11:52am
"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year."  Paul Sweeney

It will have been 11 years ago on Saturday the 21st that I married my prince charming.  I know, cue the "awwws," or the "gags," but it is the truth.  We got married when I was 23, he 25, and honestly looking back at pictures, I cannot believe we were so young when we tied the knot.

{Honeymoon in Hawaii, 2001.}

{Present day us. Not looking too shabby in our old age!}
I must say the past 11 years have the best times of my life having Scott as my partner in crime.  Of course there have been ups and downs with all of the things normal couples go through (job changes and losses, challenges of having children, everyday battles with now raising kids), but I know for a fact all of those challenges have made our marriage stronger instead of breaking it.  I think we can owe a lot of this ability to sticking it out "through better or for worse" due to the fact that both of us are lucky enough to have two sets of parents who have been primo examples of standing by their marriage vows for 30 and 40+ years.
{A frame in my house with each set of parents on their wedding day and us in the middle.}
I am truly proud to say that we are celebrating another year together and looking forward to what the future holds.  I don't think there is any one secret as to what has kept us happy and together thus far, but I did find an interesting article on Huffington Post HERE about "3 secrets to a happy marriage from the experts," that I completely agree with and know my hubby and I live by.  And to end on a humorous, but very thoughtful quote..."To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it has run out of gas." Diane Sollee.
How long have you been married?  Do you have any secret recipe you and your partner abide by?

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