The following was published on Canvas Vows.
It’s your first year wedding anniversary and you’re looking to celebrate with your spouse! First of all — congrats! A study found that “people married for less than a year have lower levels of wellbeing than people in any other year of marriage.” Really?! That seems crazy — you married the love of your life and you get to see them every day! So, why would couples in their first year of marriage have low levels of wellbeing?
Well, here’s the thing:
There’s a lot of adjustments individuals have to make in that first year of marriage to ensure a happy and successful relationship. But, when you look over at your partner still sleeping in the morning, you know he’s worth it. You just need to find more time to communicate with your partner. That could include discussing what you like (and don’t like!), your dreams and aspirations, and even your doubts. No matter how strong you believe your relationship is, there are periods when your bond with your partner is challenged; oftentimes, challenges occur in that first year of marriage and the best way to deal with those challenges is to communicate openly and to establish time to spend with your partner and just for yourself.
That’s why it’s so important to celebrate your first year wedding anniversary.
Your first year of marriage is up and maybe the two of you are still adjusting to married life, but you couldn’t be happier and you want to celebrate the love you share. There’s a lot of great one year anniversary gift ideas out there, and we’re going to walk you through some exceptional traditional and modern anniversary gifts to make your one year wedding anniversary truly spectacular.
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