Today is our anniversary, and I am happy in my marriage.
I am happy in my marriage.
For many years, this was not the case. I dreaded our anniversary. Why celebrate when our marriage clearly wasn’t good? And every year I would think, I suppose I’ll have to have sex. (This would usually involve a huge mental sigh.)
The fact that I smile as I say it is our anniversary seems something of a miracle. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it was possible. Then again, ten years ago, I wasn’t even sure we would still be married at this point.
We were arguing all the time. We barely spent time in any room together, much less the bedroom. I felt unloved. Uncherished.
Does that sound familiar?
If you are a woman who feels like her anniversary is a false celebration, or who dreads her anniversary because of sexual obligation, I want to encourage you to know that something different is possible.
How you feel today doesn’t have to dictate your future.
If you want your marriage to be different, then make it different. Take a step toward a brighter future for your marriage. Whether you do baby steps or huge leaps, take a step. And then take another. And then another.
Keep on moving, and know that one person can make a difference.
Some day, perhaps you, too, will be happy in your marriage and truly enjoy your anniversary.