Why Dating Your Spouse Can Save Your Marriage?

Many couples believe that once they walk down the aisle, they no longer need to make as much time for one another. Sadly, this is how your marriage begins to fade away, doubt sets in and resentment can arise. How quickly we forget that there was a proposal and a “yes” that followed. Marriage does not mean I have a roommate for life. If this is what you signed up for, then you should consider getting a dog or cat.

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How Planning Your Wedding Actually Prepares You for Marriage

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we are a big advocate of couples planning their wedding together. We often think of the Bride doing the bulk of the planning, however it is important for the groom to be involved as well. Planning a wedding, as you know by now, is a huge undertaking. And as it turns out, all those late-night planning sessions and number-crunching crisis prepare you for more than one epic bash — they get you ready for your marriage, too. How so? Read on to find out how planning your wedding actually prepares you for the marriage to come.

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Beyond the Arch of Swords: Making A Military Marriage Last

Melissa Wallace of Camp Pendleton, California is a tall, wispy woman, with a soft voice and gentle smile. The wife of 25-years to a Sgt. Maj. in the Marine Corps, Melissa and her husband John talk wistfully about the life that is soon to be behind them, as Sgt. Maj. Wallace prepares for retirement. Melissa and John were married in 1976. Several years later, following the birth of their first son, John enlisted in the Marine Corps in hopes of finding a better life for his young family. Together the Wallace’s have seen four states, two countries and added three more sons to their family. They have survived two overseas tours, one that was unaccompanied, and an average of three deployments a year for the last 20 years. They celebrated their silver anniversary this past fall. There is no doubt that Melissa and John have faced challenges that have crumbled lesser marriages. Yet, looking at them today, there is no doubt they are as much in love as the day they married.

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After The Wedding: Transitioning To Marriage

So, you tied the knot and the honeymoon is over…so you ask what is next? Many of us have spent countless hours in a day, days in a week to get all the planning for our wedding day and it is all over in a matter of hours. Looking back, we all sometimes wish we could hit the “Easy” button and have everything magically appear without the countless hours we spent planning. What seemed overwhelming has now become our daily grind. We have become depended upon the pressure, the stress and chaos and now that it is finally over we tend to have issue with transitioning into taking breaks and relaxing.

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