Inside our life how we have built a loving and successful marriage anxiety attack

Why do I bring this up when I am talking anxiety attack about my own marriage? Well, we both have divorced parents! Naturally, the statistics are against us. At least, I think they are because I am fairly sure that anxiety attack I read somewhere that children who come from divorced families anxiety attack are more likely to get divorced, too. I’m pleased to report that we are still going strong anxiety attack after four years and the only “D” words in this marriage are “deployment,” “drunk,” and “dog.”

I trust my husband hardcore. I don’t second guess anything that he says to me because anxiety attack we have the type of relationship where we can tell anxiety attack each other anything without fear of being judged. It may make the other person mad, but we say it anyway because being honest with each anxiety attack other is very important to us. We both agree that relationships without trust are just not anxiety attack going to work. The single way to destroy trust with us is dishonesty. Photo by michael chansley we communicate, even if we might say something that the other person anxiety attack doesn’t want to hear.

This kind of goes hand-in-hand with what I said above. We don’t hide anything and we communicate how we are feeling, even if it might upset the other person. Obviously, if I am doing something wrong or something that michael anxiety attack does not like, he needs to tell me or else I’ll just keep doing it and vice versa. We communicate about everything: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright weird.

This has helped us a lot with my anxiety, too. I’ve learned that the more I communicate about how I anxiety attack am feeling to michael, the better I feel because he helps me work through anxiety attack my feelings. He doesn’t think my anxious thoughts are “annoying” or that I am “overthinking” because he understands that the thoughts I deal with are anxiety attack very real to me, even if they are far-fetched to him. Teamwork makes the dreamwork.

We make decisions as a team. We always have and we always will. Our good communication helps with that. Back in 2015, we were in a car accident that totaled michael’s 2006 ford focus that we had just paid off. The driver’s insurance company was trying to get us to sign anxiety attack to close the claim right away, most likely because they didn’t want to pay for any medical bills that might anxiety attack arise from us being rear-ended with such force. Michael refused to sign it because he knew what they anxiety attack were trying to do. He told me about it and we made the decision anxiety attack to just let it expire without signing anything. Literally that day, they called me behind michael’s back and tried to get me to sign the anxiety attack paperwork! I just laughed at them and said, “do you really think that my husband and I don’t talk about important things like this? I won’t be signing it either.” we are faithful.

This is pretty self-explanatory. We have respect for one another. We don’t call each other names, lie to one another, or go behind each other’s back. If we don’t feel comfortable with the other person doing something, we will voice that (and explain it). Usually, this results in the person not doing the said thing anxiety attack because we have that respect in our relationship. Photo by michael chansley we are each other’s biggest fan.

We always root for each other. When michael was trying to get his pilot spot, I was alongside him to support him in whatever way anxiety attack I could. That typically meant proofreading his essays for school. When I was looking into going back to school and anxiety attack asked him about it, his response was, “go for it, sweetie!” we are always cheering each other on through the exciting anxiety attack times and we are always supporting each other through the anxiety attack tough times.

I also think above all, we just have a lot of fun together. When we got engaged, I was 20 years old, about to turn 21. So many people told me things like, “but your life is just beginning!” or “you still need to have fun without being tied down!” getting married is NOT a death sentence, people! You CAN have fun while being married. Michael and I have had a BLAST together, traveling the world and experiencing new things. I wouldn’t do it any other way!