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I Love My Husband, But If I’m Being Honest, There Are Days I Don’t Really Like Him.

I’m not buying the “we never fight” couples.

I’m sorry, but you’re either a liar or married to someone who turns a deaf ear to you when you open your mouth.

Why are people so intent on making it appear as though they are deliriously in love? So intent on pretending their relationship is all sunshine and daisies?

Couples fight. As they should.

I, for one, didn’t marry a yes-man.

No, no, no… I  couldn’t lock down the man who was always agreeable. I had to go after the man who ALWAYS has to be right.

We women love a challenge, don’t we?

But how boring would life be if we didn’t have healthy disagreements?

Disagreeing is good for the soul. It’s good for the growth of your relationship.

And guess what… it’s okay to admit that you’re not perfect. It’s okay to admit that you struggle in your marriage. It’s okay to admit that you don’t see eye to eye.

I love my husband, but if I’m being honest, there are days I don’t really like him. And he’d tell you the same about me.

We frustrate each other, we nit-pick, we sometimes drive each other to the edge. But at the end of the day, we understand that when it’s all said and done, our love is enough to sustain us.

Marriage shouldn’t always be easy-peasy. It’s natural to have differences. It’s normal to lay out all of your frustrations and talk (or in my case, maybe yell) them through.


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So let’s stop the act, okay? Let’s stop pretending for the sake of social media.

Let’s be real.

Let’s be vulnerable.

Let’s tell the truth.

People will appreciate your honesty far more than the show you’re putting on.

This story originally appeared on Four Norths in the South

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