I can’t believe that my husband and I have been married for almost four months. On one hand, it feels like it’s been forever, but on another, it seems like it happened just yesterday. Also, I’m so sorry for not sharing my wedding photos yet but I will be including a few in today’s post since I’m sharing 5 lessons I’ve learned as a newlywed.
5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Newlywed
Lesson #1: Compromise is key
Learning how to compromise is one of the very first things I did, even just after getting engaged to my now husband. Once you’re engaged or married, it’s not about just what you want or need anymore. Your partner’s wants and needs have to be taken into consideration too. It could be something as small as compromising on which movie you two are going to see this weekend but it’s absolutely necessary in any relationship.
Lesson #2: Don’t let money be an issue
Whether you want it to or not, money can become a major issue in your marriage if you don’t approach it properly. My husband and I currently have completely separate accounts but with time I think we will merge into one account and have our separate “fun” account where we can freely purchase things without having to consult the other about our current financial state. This seems to be the best method so that each party can have a splurge purchase every once in awhile without having to worry about spending joint money.
Lesson #3: It’s essential to spend time apart
Of course, we do not get to do this too often but we encourage time apart because being together 24/7 isn’t exactly healthy. Being able to have a guy’s or girl’s nights with our friends is conducive to a strong relationship, in my opinion. In fact, I’m going to visit my girlfriend for her law school graduation in a few weeks and the hubby is probably going to have a dude’s weekend.
Lesson #4: Embrace your differences
My husband and I have quite a few differences, but it’s the reason why we mesh so well together. For starters, my husband is an early bird while I’m a night owl so it’s made for some adjustments when he’s going to bed at 8:30 and I’m up burning the midnight oil until well, midnight. Being able to recognize one another’s differences is important so you’re not always stepping on the other person’s toes. It also prevents a lot of unecessary disagreements from taking place.
Lesson #5: How to keep my ring looking brand new
Now this one isn’t as serious as the other lessons I’ve learned as a newlywed but it’s still pretty important if you ask me. While your first step after getting engaged should be getting your ring insured, you want to make sure it never loses its sparkle. Follow Jewelers Mutual’s comprehensive cleaning and care guide for your daily, weekly, monthly to-dos! Trust these must-have cleaning and care tips for your diamond engagement ring from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Specializing exclusively in jewelry insurance for more than 100 years, they know how to keep your diamond ring safe and sparkling for years to come.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Are you married? If so, what lessons did you learn as a newlywed? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.
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