Here's a peek into Lauren & Anthony's Anniversary Session at South Mountain Park in Arizona!! I can get used to photographing in this amazing scenery! These two are the most fun-loving couple I know. They moved from Florida to Arizona almost 5 years ago and have been loving the Southwest lifestyle ever since without looking back! We shared conversation on dating, marriage and overall relationship talk. Read on to learn what five years of marriage taught Lauren...
"Marriage is WORK. Although that’s a cliché statement, I don’t feel it is talked about openly enough! Many fantasize about marrying their dream spouse, the euphoria of getting engaged and bragging about it, but when the times get rough we tend to forget the work part of growing a marriage.
My spouse is not responsible for my happiness. One human being can’t possibly be EVERYTHING to me... my spouse, therapist, best friend, chef, maid service, etc. Disappointment is inevitable because no one on this planet is capable of being superior in all those expectations. We are only human with our own identity! If you take care of yourself emotionally and be responsible for your own happiness you are much more equipped to add onto your spouse and family’s happiness.
It’s also easy to get sucked into social media now a days; playing the comparison game behind our screens watching other couple’s happiness. Every couple will have different lifestyles and ways of life that fits best for them. There is no certain way to follow for a guaranteed successful marriage; otherwise the divorce rate wouldn’t be as high as it is. My husband and I have established what works for us and it has taken years! We’ve been married now almost 6 years. Most of our marriage living in Arizona.
Marriage is work, but for the right person it will always be worth the effort and pursuit. Love conquers all! <3 <3
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