No, I’m not leaving on a jet plane again so soon. I will explain. I want to talk about the amazing, no INCREDIBLE effects of dating your spouse.

Yesterday I was chatting with a friend about relationships with spouses & of course, the only experience I have is my own so I talked a bit about my marriage. As I was talking to her, I realized society has made it so hard to love your spouse sometimes. I’ve been married for 14 years. I’m definitely not an expert & I fail at it every day. But one thing is for sure: I genuinely enjoy being around Chris. He makes me happy. He makes me laugh.

The incredible effects of dating your spouse should be celebrated! #AmandaMiddleton #MarriageGoals #Marriage

The Incredible Effects of Dating Your Spouse

Over the years we have been called: sappy or even “whipped” for being in love with each other. We aren’t sappy or whipped. We genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? I don’t get into the whole “talking about your husband behind their back” kinda thing. And if friends of mine start talking about their own and want me to chime in I move the conversation. I’m not into “throwing my husband under the bus” to other people. Don’t get me wrong…he makes me angry & I want to smack him sometimes. 😜 I am only human. But at the end of the day, I respect the fact that he is doing the best he can, as am I, & we keep moving forward together, the way God intended.

So yes last week when I left my kids & my husband to go out of town for work, even for a few days, I cried on the phone to Chris. (And yes even in Disney World, the happiest place on earth.) Not because I’m a baby, but because I am genuinely in love with my spouse and I missed him so much I ached. Call me what you will, but when I married, I married to have a companion & best friend. Marriage isn’t easy, but I choose to work at it.

He is the peanut butter to my jelly. I’m the fried chicken to his mashed potatoes. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be. So stop making fun of the couples that are in love the way God intended it to be.

I can’t wait to take my whole family with me out of town, because I miss them when I’m away from them & I get a bit sappy when I’m not with them experiencing amazing things! Please read this for what’s its worth. I am not trying to degrade anyone’s relationship. So who’s still dating their spouse?

Until next time…

~xoxo

Mandi

 

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