Cosmo interviewed this inspiring couple, Katie and John, who’ve been married for nine years but known each other since childhood. According to Katie she was friends with John’s younger sister when he was nine and she was four, and while the two drifted apart for college, they eventually found their way back to each other just before Katie’s senior year at college.
I recommend taking a look at the article which has the full interview, but the part that stuck out for me was Katie and John’s advice to other couples.
John: "If it's not sort of easy going in, then don't go any further with it. It has to be easy at the start because there are going to be things that come up within your marriage that are going to test you."
Katie: "Be tolerant. Be patient. Don't make a big deal about something that is not a big deal. Most of the time, people are just trying their hardest; usually their intentions are good, so just let the little stuff go.”
So often we believe that we have to work for good things, including love. Now I firmly believe that love is something you have to work at, but it shouldn’t be a challenge and when you’re just starting out things shouldn’t be hard. If they are, it’s a red flag in the relationship and something that needs to be addressed. Likewise, having compassion, being tolerant and patient are so important. There’s no need to create drama in your life, particularly your love life.