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After all of the excitement leading up to and on your wedding day, it’s time to start enjoying life as newlyweds. The first year of marriage is thrilling, but can also be difficult since you’re adjusting to a whole new phase of life. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about how to make the first year as newlyweds a positive one, here are some tips to keep the love alive!
Recreate Your First Date
One of the best ways to remember why you love someone is to revisit the times that you fell in love. Recreate your first date with your partner to reminisce on where you've been and where you are now. Chances are you’ve been through a lot together, and your perseverance through it all is something to celebrate and love about your relationship, especially during your first year of marriage!
Never Go To Bed Angry
There will be times where you might have small arguments or tough conversations, and sometimes this is totally normal! It’s hard to adjust your life and your patience level when you begin that new chapter of marriage. What’s important is to never go to bed angry with each other. Try to resolve the argument before the day ends, so that the next morning is a fresh start with no resentments.
Make Time For Romance
Life gets busy and it’s easy to forget to make time for romance when you’re working and trying to get through life in your first year of marriage. No matter how busy your lives individually or together may be, don’t forget to make time for romance. It helps you both to slow down and remember why you appreciate each other.
Be On Each Other’s Team
As a married couple, you are each other's support system and you are also each other’s biggest partner in life. Be sure to be on each other’s team, celebrating each other’s successes, sharing in each other’s life milestones, and each other's dreams. This is what makes a strong foundation for a couple, and what can help your first year as newlyweds flourish.
Take Adventures Together
Having romantic dinner dates is a great way to spend time together, but if you’re able, go on some adventures too! Whether this is a small or large vacation, or even a day trip to a fun destination, adventures will ensure that your marriage has a spark of excitement in the first year!
Give Yourselves Grace
The first year of marriage is full of happiness, joy, and love. With this in mind, it can also be a very powerful year in setting your future together up for even more happiness. Things can feel difficult as times because married life is often a huge adjustment, but it's okay to struggle and give yourselves some grace to adjust and to find the living style that works best for your love and life together!