Ashley @ It Is What You Make It // Kalyn @ Love.Laughter.HappilyEverAfter // Mallory @ From California to Kansas // Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded // Maggie @ A Weaving of Grace
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Linking up again with these lovely ladies for the "From One Year to Beyond Marriage Linkup!"
This week's topic is: Hardest Moments from the First Year
* Ryan's traveling for work - Once we got married, I got very used to Ryan being here all the time. This past year, Ryan has worked out of town a lot for work, which means he is gone for a week at a time. I definitely miss him when he is gone and wish he didn't have to leave so often.
* Adjusting to each other's habits - We've been challenged with our differences in cleaning, eating, sleeping, and TV watching. I'm a clean freak and like to put things away right away, where as Ryan would rather just wait and do it at a later date (even a week later). I would like us to eat together for meals, but have learned to compromise because sometimes we are hungry at different times. Ryan likes to sleep in, where as I would rather just get up and get things done with my day. And, we've done a pretty good job of sharing the TV and taking turns picking what we watch.
* Financials - We have both been blessed with good jobs, but we have done our best to try and save money instead of spending it. This gets very tempting at times, as we would both like to buy new things!
* Location - With both of our jobs being in separate towns, we have each had to adjust to a longer drive time to work than we would like. This also means living in a town where we don't know many people, but we are feeling more at home as time goes on.
* Pet Peeves - I know every married couple has them, but at times our pet peeves get the best of each other and send us into unneeded arguments. We are both learning that there are some things about the other that aren't going to change, but we can still try to compromise and adjust to have a happy, loving, caring, and faithful marriage!