Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Honeymoon Chronicles

ohhhh "The Honeymoon phase"

It's beautiful.

It's legendary.

It's bliss.

It's.... temporary?

It's interesting living in newlywed love- and it's even more interesting to me how people dismiss my wedded bliss as a "honeymoon phase".   According to most, my joy is temporary.  Describing being married as "wonderful" will pass.  Soon I will really understand, they say.  Soon I'll realize.  

What?!  (is wrong with you people...)

Ok so maybe I don't have the privilege of perspective on this topic.  But I do have one view that most do not- I am still in it.  and we have plans to stay in it.  So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

What I really think, is that people should ask newly-weds for marital advice.  Because there are certain things that, apparently, only people who are newly married do to and for each other.  and I see people with crumbling marriages and I wish that they would ask me, "what do you think I should do?"  because I could tell them things like

cherish him
respect him
love him
do little things for him just to make him happy
have sex like it's something new
get him a glass of water.. (even when you're already in bed)
talk, talk, talk
have fun
be silly
put him first... and his needs.
go outside and start the car and brush of the snow 
be patient
give the benefit of the doubt
be honest
appreciate flaws
have grace
save the last french fry for him

and forgive.  (even when you aren't apologized to)

but they won't ask me.  because I'm a newlywed.  and I don't know what I'm talking about.


  1. beautiful...a wonderful thought, this whole idea of asking a newlywed to counsel you back to health...very true.

  2. :sigh:
    I think you know my feelings on this already
    Beautifully put.
    Its a shame that more people don't think this way.