The other day, someone commented that we are a really cute couple. I responded, “we try”. I immediately regretted that reply, because I thought- we shouldn’t have to try to be cute, it should just naturally happen, right? We’re marriage bloggers after all- shouldn’t our affection come easily? I mean, isn’t that what the world shows us? That great couples just happen? Through the right series of events, a couple falls in love and everything comes naturally after that?
Here’s the truth though- Austin and I regularly work to be a good married couple. It doesn’t always come naturally. We make concerted efforts to hold hands, kiss, flirt, and other sickeningly cute displays of affection. It doesn’t always come naturally or easily.
In fact, this morning, I felt like junk- so I had to make more of an effort to show affection to him. I regularly have to make conscious decisions to speak to him in his love language and he has to do the same for me.
In your relationship- I encourage you to try to be cute.