We are in a season of life that requires routine and order and dependability.
By making each other a priority, we argue less because we feel loved and fulfilled instead of resentful.
I know that marriage counseling carries with it a stigma. But the reality is that a marriage is a legal, permanent partnership between two completely imperfect people, complete with several decades’ worth of hurts, baggage, and failures, so I’d recommend counseling to anyone who’s been married longer than five minutes.
I want to have fun with my family and celebrate in a way that feels meaningful to me. But what that really means is finding a few Valentine’s Day hacks that will help me relax, instead of cracking under the romantic pressure.