Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara
Posted on August 19, 2016

Our Love Story: How it All Began

family/ ramblings/ relationship/ wedding

We have been celebrating our wedding anniversary, and I thought it would be mushy fun to share our love story and ways we have kept the love alive for the last nine(!) years.

For starters, I will say that there are two versions of our love¬†story began: the accurate one (mine), and then there’s Aaron’s version, hahaha! Today I’m sharing my version though ūüôā

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

Love Story Relationship Advice Style Savvy Sara

{photos by Bethany Jackman}

So a long time ago during the beginning of a new Fall Semester at Brigham Young University (BYU), my roommates and I were invited by some guys that lived down the hall to watch a movie with them. We went¬†thinking it would give us a great opportunity to meet some of our “neighbors”¬†(and find future dates, haha!). As we were watching the movie, some of the guys that lived in that particular apartment came home from various things. One¬†in particular that caught my attention was tall and blonde. As¬†he¬†sat across the room to watch the movie with us, I thought to myself “he is super cute”! Later would I find out that the cutie from across the room would be a part of my Family Home Evening (FHE) group.

What is a FHE group you ask? On Monday nights, a¬†group comprised of a girls’ dorm and a boys’ dorm (the “family”) is suppose to get together to share a spiritual devotional with one another, participate in fun activities, and probably eat some sort of food together.

As the semester continued,¬†my roommates and I got¬†together with tall blonde cutie¬†and his roommates¬†once a week for Family Home Evening. It didn’t take¬†long for tall blonde cutie to introduce himself as Aaron, and we quickly hit it off and started dating. We fell for each other madly and deeply, and after six months of dating we were engaged! Crazy right?!

Well now that we have been married for almost¬†a decade, I’m happy to say we are still madly in love. That’s not to say that we haven’t had hard times, but we have grown closer together through them and continue to weather storms hand in hand. There have been a few pieces of advice that have benefited¬†our relationship and I thought I’d pass them along.

Communication is key, but also learn how your significant other communicates.¬†The advice to always communicate is pretty cliche, and that’s because it’s good advice. But what good is it if your communication styles are different? Over the years Aaron and I have picked up on each other’s slightly different communication styles and this has¬†helped us effectively communicate with each other and prevent most misunderstandings.

Honesty is the best policy, but the truth can still hurt.¬†This sort of ties in with communication, because you should communicate honestly with your significant other. But also remember it’s how you phrase¬†that honesty (or criticism) that can make it helpful or hurtful. So think about their feelings and take that into consideration when you need to talk about something that isn’t necessarily nice or fun.

Happy relationships consist of two imperfect people never giving up on each other.¬†When you are in a healthy relationship, it’s important to remember that neither of you is perfect. You can get through anything together if you give it your best effort and compromise on the smaller issues.

Some of my love advice may sound cliche, but I hope at least some of it is useful! What are your best relationship tips?

Thanks for reading!

xo, Sara

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