Being an old married couple isn’t the bad thing that some try to make it out to be. In fact, we should all strive to be old married couples. Too many people throw in the towel before the best is revealed. In all honesty, marriage gets better with time. Let’s take a closer at how.
How Marriage Gets Better Over the Years
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You KNOW Each Other
There is something wonderful about truly knowing someone. Marriage gets better with time because you know what each smile means. You know what to do to make her smile so that her dimples show. You know which kiss is just a kiss and which one means you’re going to get lucky. The longer you’re with someone, the better you’ll get to know her. There’s something truly magical about that.
You Anticipate Each Other’s Needs
The fact that she cleaned your dress shoes before your friend’s wedding or that she has Pepto waiting on the table for you after poker night is something special. She knows what you’ll need before even you do. And you’ll know what do for her. It’s like being two halves of one whole.
You’ve Learned You Can Rely on Each Other
The longer you’re with someone, the higher the chance that you’ll go through something hard together. It might be illness. It might be the death of a loved one. It might be financial ruin. The more you make it through together, the stronger your relationship will become. Knowing that you can rely on each other is wonderful.
Your Partnership Becomes Stronger
There is a strength that can only be obtained with time. There are things that will tear young couples apart that those who have been married for a couple decades don’t even blink at.
Some Things Never Change
Last, but not least, things sometimes get better by staying exactly the same. Years from now, you know that you’ll still be able to feel that same pitter patter when she smiles at you just the right way. There will be those things that will always affect you. It’s a comfort that can’t be equaled.
Marriage is truly like a fine wine. The more you go through together and the more you get to know one another, the better it becomes. That’s not to say that getting there won’t be rough. Most long-term marriages have gone through hardships, but being able to look back on those things together makes your marriage feel even stronger.