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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, ow what?”
Marriage Tips On…
Buying a house with your partner
After the wedding, some couples start looking to buy a house or apartment together. I’m still in full renting mode with Adam, but this article had some good tips and next steps to consider if you and your partner are looking to put money into property.
Decorating your space together
Even if you and your partner lived together before getting married, your first few years of marriage might give you an opportunity to start redesigning the space you live in - together. Here are some home decorating tips for newlyweds.
Filing taxes together
I know, I know. Jen! Don’t bring up taxes. But I have to because before we know it, the season of filling jointly will be among us all. Sharing this article with tips on how to file taxes together, especially if this is your fist year doing that.
Dealing with cheating
I saw in this article that 20% of married men cheat and 13% of married women cheat. It’s not something we want to talk about…or think about…but this is a guide on how to build your relationship back up if that happens, and you want to rebuild your relationship.
Getting a Post-Nup
We hear the term pre-nup alllll of the time - but did you know that you can actually get a post-nup after marriage? Here are all the details on that decision and what it really means.
Going to Marriage Counseling
Last week, I wrote about a handful of options for marriage counseling. If it’s something you and your partner want to do, there are many different avenues to explore. Plus, if you’re not married yet, check this out too.
Talking about having kids
Unsure if you and your partner are on the same page about having kids and don’t know how to bring it up? Here are some tips from the experts that can help you ease into the conversation.
Figuring out religion
If you and your partner have different religious backgrounds and you want to figure out the future and how to have an interfaith marriage that respects both of you, I really liked this article with tips.
Combining Your Cash
There are no rules that you and your partner have to combine your money when you get married, but if you’re wondering some initial steps to take, this article is helpful!
This Week’s Love List:
Random - but my new fav sunscreen because it’s so smooth on the skin and doesn’t make me breakout.
A great gift for yourself - even post-honeymoon
A dating app to send your single friends — that actually helps them date and not just swipe endlessly
A newsletter about the beauty of getting older — even if you still feel 25
A really awesome tool to help you stay productive during the workday
You have to try this app that helps you move your body and stretch during the day
Today’s newsletter is sponsored by: OURS
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○ Sex and Intimacy
○ Household Roles and Responsibilities
○ Parenting and Family Planning
○ Values and the Future
○ Speaking and Listening
○ Navigating Our Differences
Love you (for as long as we both shall live),