Amy Duggar Opens Up About the Difficulties of Being Married


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Amy Duggar and Dillon King may have celebrated their first anniversary last fall, but they're still reflecting on year one of their marriage with a new special, Amy & Dillon: Married One Year. The couple gets seriously candid about their relationship during the one-hour show, which will air on TLC.

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Amy opened up to Us Weekly about what we can expect to see on the show -- including whether or not they're ready for kids yet. The short answer? Not quite yet.

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Amy explained:

"It is very important for us to spend time as a married couple alone without kids. We love to travel and we have been traveling like crazy! But when it comes to kids ... Yes, we are on the same page. We love kids and we actually sat down one night for hours and talked all about it. Viewers also get to see that conversation play out in the special. We definitely have a plan for when we would like to grow our family! We always talk about baby names too. There's a list on my phone."

She also revealed that their first year of marriage was far from perfect, and that they still have a long ways to go in terms of communication. "There were a lot of changes that took place around us," the 30-year-old shared. "My parents divorced and that really has been a very hard adjustment. We also were friends for so long we really had to learn how to respect each other as life partners."

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After appearing on Marriage Boot Camp, they seem to have gotten over the communication hump, although it's something she admits they still struggle with. She said that she's had to work on not storming out during disagreements, while he's had to figure out how to adjust his tone.

Despite some difficult turns, Amy insists that they're just as in love as ever. "Our love isn't perfect, but it's real!" she said. "We don't try to be anything we are not. We hope to make people laugh and get a sense for who we are as a couple."

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