Sometimes I can't get over how much I love Kris. Like, really love him. And it's not just the everyday, comfortable kind of love. It's the kind where your heart beats faster when he walks in the door. The kind were you sneak kisses in the middle of a crowded room or bite your lip because he's just. so. good. looking!
It's that twinkly-eyed love you just can't get enough of.
Even after 10 years, I'm crazy-in-love with my husband. It's still exciting and fun and a little insane sometimes. And after all this time, I think I finally figured out the *secret* to staying that way.
Want to know what it is?
You sure you're ready for it??
The secret to staying crazy-in-love is this: EFFORT.
Ugh, it's annoyingly simple, right? But it's the truth! Kris and I both put so much effort into our relationship. We take the time to tell each other how much we care, to talk through our struggles, to give each other what we need. We apologize when we should, forgive our imperfections, and make time for each other every single day. And every one of those things takes effort.
It's not a perfect system. There are times when we let each other down or things feel a little one-sided. Luckily, the other one is always there to pick up the slack and get us back on track. It's a mutual thing and I think that's why it really works.
If you're struggling to stay crazy-in-love, here's my advice: Figure out what your partner needs and give a little more effort in that area. Actually, give a LOT more effort. Try to do this even if you feel like the other person isn't giving enough. And if you need a little help, stick around for our 30 Day Happy Marriage Challenge later this year. It's (almost) guaranteed to get your relationship back on track :)
With lots of love,
P.S. If if you're completely lost and not sure what your partner needs, snag a copy of The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman - it's on our upcoming Summer Reading List and will help you figure out how to love your partner in the best way possible. Good luck!
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