My name is Lauren (H.). I'm definitely not a marriage pro, but I'm excited to get some dialogue going on marriage over here and I'm so glad that Krysten decided to start this blog. Such a good idea. She's a genius, no?
So, before I get into anything, I thought I'd give you a brief run-down of my relationship with my husband Craig....how we got together, etc., etc....
We met in the 4th grade. Didn't like each other. At all. Through forced time spent together with our families on snowboarding trips we started dating my senior year of high school. We dated for five years and then got engaged. Got married in December of 2006, so we just celebrated our 2 year anniversary. If you've been doing the math on this that's about eight years that we've been together.
I'll also tell you something that is very important to know in order for you to understand where I'm coming from when I talk about some of my early marriage experiences.....
Craig and I were virgins when we got married. This is something I'm proud of. Not something I'm pious about, and not something I generally broadcast to the masses, but since this blog is about marriage I thought it was appropriate. We never lived together before getting married either. It's just a choice we made and I'm glad we made it, but I will say it definitely made it very interesting (to say the least) when we finally did get married and lived together for the first time. And let's just say that sex definitely brought in a whole new dynamic as well.
I experienced a lot of surprises when we first got married. Living with someone 24/7 is apparently a whole new ball game....even if you've known them for six years.
As I thought about all of the ups and downs we experienced during the first year of marriage, I was curious to know:
*What were some of the "surprises" you encountered when you first got married?
*If you're not married are there any "surprises" you're worried about?
*Any questions you have about marriage, or any topics you think we should cover?
SO....this is just my little introduction, but I wanted to get the "blog rolling" so to speak. Hope you guys join in on the marriage discussion!