Marriage is not what everyone thinks it is. It’s not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eating together. Its not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It’s not a clean home and a homemade meal every day. It’s someone who steals all the covers and knees you in the face because the bed is too small for both of you. It sometimes slammed doors and say a few harsh words, fights and the silent treatment, it’s at times wondering if you’ve made the right decision. It is, despite all of those things, the one thing you look forward to every day. It’s coming home to the same person everyday that you know loves and cares about you. It’s laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid.
It’s about eating the cheapest and easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10pm to eat because you both had a crazy day. It’s when you have an emotional breakdown and your love lays on the floor with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay, and you believe them. It’s when “Netflix and chill” literally means you watch Netflix and hang out.
It’s about still loving someone even though they make you absolutely insane.
Living with the person you love is countless fights about absolutely nothing, but is also having a love that people spend their whole life looking for.
It’s not perfect and it’s hard, but it’s amazing and comforting and the best thing you’ll ever experience.
Meditation for Better Relationships
According to this article from Marsha Lucas, Ph.D, originally published in Psychology Today, daily meditation can rewire a person’s brain for better relationships. Meditators enjoy reduced stress as well as improved communication, empathy, insight and intuition, all of which can aid in creating healthier relationships. Clearly, some of the best relationship advice is to take a few minutes each day and meditate