Welcome to The First Years of Marriage Newsletter! We talk about the conversations, challenges, and changes that begin once the honeymoon ends. Advice from experts, mistakes from me (Jen Glantz), and things you’re going to want to know as you continue to ask yourself this question - “I’m married, so now what?”
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I am working on THE NEWLYWED CARD GAME! A card game for newlyweds that sparks meaningful convos, hilarious adventures, & fresh romantic moments after the honeymoon ends.
A limited number of decks will be available in December, so you can snag your game in the pre-sale + tons of bonus prizes too! Thank you for checking this out - woohoo!
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Is Marriage Boring? Yes. Sometimes.
People ask newlyweds some very strange questions.
The number one question people ask me, since tying the knot in March, is when I’m going to have a kid.
Seriously…people ask that as if it’s a new book or product I’m launching and have it marked down on the calendar.
I usually just got, “Ehhhhh…idk…ummm…wait, what was the question?” and stumble over my words until the whole thing turns awkward.
But the second question they ask me is whether or not marriage has changed my relationship with Adam.
My simple response is: yes, of course it has.
Marriage is complicated and filled with so many changes.
But, at times, it can also feel boring.
We all spend so much time planning a wedding and wondering what marriage will be like that when it’s finally here, when you’re finally in it, it can make you think….what’s this all about? Why do I feel so bored?
So if you’re feeling that way, let me propose some fun games that can help you and your partner do something adventurous, interesting, and exciting.
Check these out.
The first years of marriage can be a mix of things and navigating the conversations, changes, and challenges can be done in a fun way. That’s why I created The Newlywed Card Game, where every card you pull feels like a first date.
It’s jam-packed with games, questions, and moments that will become super memorable in your relationship.
I love the game of Jenga and this relationship one is super fun to have when you do a date night at home with dinner and wine. It’s easy to play and it’ll make for some good laughs.
If you and your partner are looking to break away from the norm and start doing unusual things that can breath some life into your relationship, this book of scratch-offs is a cool way of always having something fun waiting for you to say yes to and give a try.
When you and your partner find yourselves super indecisive in your relationship, having one of these old-school Magic 8-Ball around can help make figuring out where to go for dinner or even where to take your next vacation.
Easy and simple gift to give your partner for some LOL-worthy challenges and games.
I love madlibs and these marriage ones are great to have in the house. Sometimes i’ll pull them out as a treat during dinner and something to break-up any negative emotions one of us might be having after a long day.
For just a random day or night, here’s an interesting craft box you can grab and do with your partner. Anything new and different from your “usual” routine helps add some fun into the relationship.
A lot of married people I know (INCLUDING MYSELF) don’t really go on dates anymore. It’s just not a thing but it should re-enter your relationship. To help you do that, try these 52 date night ideas.
It’s on those rainy Sunday afternoons, where there isn’t anything to do, that you might feel blahhh. I love this impossible puzzle because it’s great for you and your partner to work on communication, problem solving, and working together on something that feels impossible.
Have any other games you like to play? Share them with us below.
Love you (for as long as we both shall live),
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