Class is in session once again ladies! Last week I asked that if you hadn’t already, you say exactly what’s on your mind. This week’s assignment still involves communication, but this time there’s a bit of a twist.
We’ve all heard the slogans: “Happy wife, happy life!” “The wife’s always right!” Create a love mantra you can share! It’s simple, fun if you allow it to be, and definitely something that can come in handy in the future. What will your mantra be? When will you use it? Is it something you’ll say at the beginning of the day? Or maybe it will work best at the end? Will you use it together (during a disagreement, or a great moment in time)? Or will you use it when you’re apart? Come up with you official love mantra and how you plan to make it work for your marriage. Then right about it. It’s as simple as that. Can’t wait to read about your mantras. (And if you’re not a blogger, be sure to post yours in the comment section below – I would still very much love to hear it!)
We came up with our love mantra many years ago. I remember we were riding in the car after coming home from a very awkward dinner with another couple. It was one o those dinners where you ate your meal real fast and passed on the second round of drinks all with the hopes of getting outta there before you witnessed and argument you didn’t want to be a part of. The other couple we had dinner with was clearly having some internal problems and had no problem airing them out in public. We made small talk and pretended not to notice. Somehow we made it out there without letting our moods be affected and on the way home we couldn’t help but talk about how relieved we were not to be anything like that couple. (It was sad, but true.)
We talked about how we felt good about the strength of the bond we shared and eve better about how well we handled the whole ordeal as a team. I joked that it was like we were invincible to bad double dates, and my husband turned to me and said, “That’s because we’re the couple’s couple!” We both laughed and laughed at that one. It was 100 percent true and it’s been our love mantra ever since. When we come out of a sticky situation on top we give each other high five and say “we’re the couple’s coupe!”, and when one of us is feeling the weight of the world the other one reminds us that we’re the couple’s couple. It’s become a little joke between us that works on the good and the bad days. I still smile every time one of says it, especially when we unintentionally say it at the exact same time. It’s amazing what those four little words have done for us.
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