It’s a small world! Our friend, magazine contributor, and extravagant wedding planner Darryl Wilson of D’Concierge Wedding & Events did Michelle Obamas Assistant Kristen’s wedding. We were very so excited to hear that she was doing a tour and stopping in our home City, Edmonton.
So to commemorate Michelle Obama taking the time to stop in Edmonton on her tour, we wanted to write a little something that ties back to one of the most admirable marriages in presidential history of her and former US President Barack Obama. It’s said that the Obamas stand out as a beacon of mutual respect and support, devotion to family and children, and strength as individuals. But what makes a marriage work as well as the one they have? Well here’s a couple ideas that you can take home to your partner and hopefully they help you keep your bond just as strong as the Obamas. The Obamas just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on October 3rd 2017.
Communication: Good communication is what makes a marriage ultimately stay cemented. You need to be able to talk to each other about everything. This includes everything from decision making, marital concerns, and anything that just happens to be on your mind. It is a friendship as much as it is a partnership so you need to be able to communicate back and forth in order to make it work.
Loyalty: Being loyal to your partner is something that every individual needs to do. Not only staying monogamous to one another, but staying true to any decision that the other makes even if you don’t necessarily agree with them. Being a loyal partner is staying true to your other half through the good and the bad.
Commitment: You need to commit when the good goes bad. You’re going to experience hard times in your marriage and there will be many many times where you argue and don’t agree with another’s opinion or decision making. You’re going to make some mistakes and in stressful times you might take it out on each other. But with that you can’t just give up on each other when times get tough. When you get married you make a commitment to stay with each other even on your darkest days. You believe that things will get better and all good things take time.
Intimacy: It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 3 years or 50, holding hands and kissing or being intimate with one another keeps you and your significant other bonded. It’s important to take a break from work or your busy life to spend time with each other to keep that flame always burning. Remember that no job, task, or amount of money is worth damaging your marriage.
Laughter: Laughter is the cure for a lot of things. Making your partner smile and laugh keeps your marriage fun and stops it from becoming too serious and boring. It doesn’t matter how old you get, you need to be able to joke around with your partner. Serious relationships aren’t just for being serious, but for having fun and experiencing life together and making each other laugh.
Written By: Megan McColman
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