We all know the beauty and preciousness of the "newlywed phase." It's that amazing time in which marriage is new and precious and exciting. There are no kids to weigh you down and, if you are lucky, plenty of money to spend on dinners out, trips, and good times. It's a heady time, to be sure, and it's its own special memory. But now, on this side? Ten years after I walked down the aisle? I can't see why anyone would prefer that phase to this one.
The way I loved my husband when we were newlyweds was nothing compared to how I feel about him now. Together, we have gone through the loss of four beloved grandparents, his mother, and countless other disappointments. We have survived a massive move, bought and sold real estate, and dealt with sick relatives and some other ridiculous life dramas and we have come out of it stronger, healthier, and better than ever.
So, yeah. Give me long-term love any day. Here are 8 reasons long term love beats the newlywed phase hands down:
Do you think long-term is better than "newlywed"?