Often, marriage is taught as a natural progression of a romantic relationship – the goal for happy couples. However, this is a fallacy. It isn’t a goal anymore than it promises happiness. Marriage is a great many things – the biggest being WORK!

Relationships are a choice and marriage is no different. You have to choose EVERY DAY to commit to you spouse… your family. You are sacrificing and compromising – life is about more than just you. That means you are choosing to think of more than yourself and to be responsible for your actions.

I have been happily married for almost 30 years now. My husband is my best friend, but that doesn’t mean it’s a fairy tale with a happy-ever-after. No, the reality is that it’s a crazy roller coaster ride. The key is communication and the best part is that you aren’t facing the track alone!

Valentines Day might be to celebrate some romance, but this week – National Marriage Week – is about celebrating partnership. Reaffirm your commitment, build your communication, and strengthen your union with your partner by promoting respect and equality. Like Diamond Rio says, if I start walking your way and you start walking mine, then we can MEET IN THE MIDDLE!

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