Not too long ago, my wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. These last 19 years together have been some of the best years of our lives. Best, yes! Easiest? Not so much. Before we got married, we were warned that marriage is hard. That’s just a plain old fact. After 19 years, it’s safe to say that we’ve had our fair share of highs and lows. Because, just like any other relationship, ours is far from perfect.
Yet, we have overcome these challenges together and that has molded us into the people we are today. Being married has taught me a lot about life, love, and simply living. And while I’m far from a relationship expert, below are 8 things that I believe you need to do for a successful marriage.