10 Things about Love and Marriage

The Durr Durrs at Puerto Galera (January 2015) photo taken by Ivan Cabales

Someone said to me “Marriage is hard, you have to work on it”. I didn’t actually reflected on that since at the time I was single and carefree. Now that I wear a ring on my finger, it’s all different.

My husband and I have not celebrated our first wedding anniversary yet but I am learning a lot of things. So far here’s my Top 10:

1. Love is a magical thing and one should be happy when he/she finds it.

2. One must pray that Love stays.

3. Choosing “sleep” over “let’s talk about it” is not a good thing. You will feel worse the next day when you wake up.

4. There is no turning back when you say “Yes, I am ready and I want to marry!”.

5. Both must be brave enough to jump over their comfort zone.

6. “I” simply turns into “We”, no explanation needed.

7. Couples must spend time apart, like jogging together but different routes to have some cool space in between.

8. Eat and be merry.

9. Forgive.

10. Love daily and have 10 – 20 minutes of cuddle time together. Please no phones during cuddling/sharing time!


He was the one who told me that my eyes were lovely yet didn’t seem to care when I was crying
He was the one who stood by me holding the umbrella but did not enjoy the rain drops
He was the one who made me smile during mornings and made me frown before the day ends
He was worth everything until he proved I am wrong

Most importantly…

He was the one who told me not to give up on us and at the same time taught me when to let go,

So I did.