Anniversary Wine

What has your journey been like?

On March 22, 2012 my wife, Liz and I celebrated our 13th anniversary.  As a relationship coach I often think about how we relate to each other and how much we’ve grown since the day we met 15 years ago.  When I met my wife she had just turned 17 and I had just turned 18.  We were both on our own for the first time away at college.

When I think back at the young person I was, I grin.  I was naïve, I was a bit of a jerk, and I thought I knew everything.  I love the young person I was because that person met and wooed my wife.  But I’m really glad that I have grown and learned so much over the years.  The journey has been incredibly rewarding although sometimes it was so hard that we both almost threw in the towel.  We had a lot to learn about relationships and we didn’t feel like we had any good role models – especially not lesbian ones. 

Today I want to share with you some of the things that I have learned these 13 years:

I’ve learned what it means to love someone unconditionally, to be a good mate and how incredible hard it can be sometimes.  I’ve learned that you have to give of yourself completely – with honesty and compassion.  I’ve learned that you have to cherish the woman you are with and put her above all others.  I’ve learned that my actions speak louder than my words and that success to me is knowing that my wife never has to doubt or wonder how much I truly love her.

No matter where you are in the timeline of your relationship or if you’re waiting for Ms. Right to show up, I’m sending you love today and wishing you a wonderful journey!  Keep learning, growing, and loving.

For You:

Whether or not it’s your anniversary, stop for a moment and ask yourself these questions:  What have you learned about love and life through your relationship?  How have you grown together?  Are you better people together?  Do you bring out the best in each other?

Please share stories about your relationship in my comment section – I would love to hear them!

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Comments 2

  1. Ronnie

    we are committed to each other but allow each of us to be ourselfs or we should be committed to the state house because at times we drive each other crazy lol

    1. Post

      Awesome Ronnie, I love it! It’s great that you can give each other space to be yourselves – that’s so important! Thanks for commenting – Christine

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