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Happily Ever After


Today I have Carrie sharing some amazing Happily Ever After tips! She is such a doll and I love this post! I hope you will too!


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Happily Ever Afters do exist if you are willing to apply these few tips to your marriage. I’m definitely no expert, but I’m here to share with you what has worked in my marriage.

1. Exercise

Some people love it; most people hate it. I get it! It’s hard to get out of your comfy bed and lace up those tennis shoes. The hardest part is starting your workout, for me at least. The best way to start is to create small goals and reward yourself for reaching them. Get a new workout outfit or treat yourself to a massage. It’s not about just looking your best, but feeling your best.

2. Shave those legs and paint your nails! (or whatever it is that makes you feel pretty)

Pamper yourself every now and then. It’s okay to soak in the tub and give yourself a pedicure. Taking a little bit of time for yourself will help you to truly relax and de-stress. It also makes you feel pretty. Take advantage of your femininity. Allow yourself to be the sexy, confident woman your husband fell in love with.

3. Respect Your Husband

This is where so many of us go wrong. As a man, they crave respect. It’s our job as a wife to make our husbands feel respected. Men cannot function properly without this. You can’t nag at him and tear him down and expect him to romance you as he once did. Have a heart to heart with your husband and ask him if there is anything you can do to make him feel more respected in your home. You may be surprised at his response.

4. Speak His Love Language

There is a book called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman that is a must read for any dating, engaged, or married couples. There are 5 ways in which we show love. All of us have one that we receive better than the others. Figure out each other’s love language to better communicate love to one another. If you aren’t a reader or just don’t have time, click here for an online quiz to help you identify your love language.

5. Communication is Key

This is the most important key to a happy marriage. Talk to each other! When you can be open and honest in your relationship everything is so much better. As Mr. & Mrs. you have to be on the same team.




Hi! My name is Carrie from the bitsy button. I am a Christian housewife that loves my handsome hubby, the art of crochet, photography, a good book, coffee, vegan cuisine, and thrifting.


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  1. Lexy wrote:

    Such great tips! It is so discouraging to be in FB Moms groups and see woman bashing their husbands regularly. I love seeing positive marriage encouragement online!

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  2. Beth wrote:

    Just took the quiz! I tied between physical touch / quality time! 🙂

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  3. autismmama76 wrote:

    So very true! Love it!

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  4. Linda Kay wrote:

    Communication is probably the most important element of all, as most of the others can be addressed through communication.

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  5. colleen wrote:

    I love the 5 love languages! I also love taking a time out for me, it doesn’t even need to be pampering sometimes it’s a good coffee drink and a time out! Hope you’re doing well… hope to see you in a few weeks!

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  6. Great advice! I could probably take the “Shave your legs” tip! 😉 ha!! It’s winter, I mean… ha!

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  7. Jenny wrote:

    Number 5, the MOST important out of all of these (fantastic) tips. Great post!


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  8. Jennifer wrote:

    Tip number 2 is my favorite!!

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  9. These are great tips. I’m not married, but I am in a relationship, and I’d like to keep it that way. 😉

    Published 10.31.14