In the year 2000….
This past Friday, Carin and I celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary, but we met in the end of 2000, so in reality we have been together for 13 years. It got me thinking about all the marriage advice we received a decade ago. The one piece of advice we received over and over again, is that marriage takes a lot of hard work.
What I have learned in the last decade is that is completely untrue. Marriage doesn’t take work, it takes play. The only “work” is to make sure you always find or make time to play. Life can be stressful to be sure, and sure those stresses can impact any relationship. But what we have found is the best way to reduce those stressors is to always make time for play.
Play does not have to be a long vacation to an exotic foreign country (although those are a lot of fun), play can be as simple as an afternoon bike ride, or a short walk together. It could be a night when the TV is turned off and you sit in the living room playing board games. Go camping. Go to a baseball game. Do something new. Just make sure you play as much as possible.