Be an Understanding Spouse | One Way I Am Surviving School

School and marriage; two things that, when put place in the same life scenario, sends people running for the hills filled with fear. Occupational Therapy Assisstant school is single handedly the hardest schooling I have ever endured, and 90% of that is totally my fault. I put all of this unnecessary pressure on myself to be the perfect student with the perfect grades, to know as much as I can about as many things as I can so that when I graduate I can provide skilled services and help improve people’s lives. Where does that leave me? Better yet, where does that leave my marriage?

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What I Learned My First Year of Marriage

I have a lot of readers who visit this page regarding posts around marriage, relationships, and what I hope comes across as honesty— even if it can be brutal. I should precede this post by saying I truly love marriage and I love my marriage, but that does not mean I am exempt from learning. If I am being completely honest, marriage is -like- 99.99999% learning— no one is a professional.

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“When Did You Know was the Right Time to get Married?”

Last week I decided to open up my direct messages for anyone who had questions that I had not yet answered. As much as I love sharing my experience and all that entails, I want to provide content that actually interests my readers.

I got and still get this question all. the. time. and I love answering it because I feel like “knowing the right time” to get married has been so beneficial to starting marriage out on the right foot.

So, I feel like I should start from the beginning.

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The Problem with a Love Language

Everyone loves differently. For those of you don’t know, the wildly popular book The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman has rocked the world of many in categorizing the way we love our significant others.

I’ll admit that I have indeed taken the quiz. My #1 love language is physical touch or as I like to call it “physical affection” and knowing this can guide my relationship as well as complicate my relationship. Continue reading