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?”
TWO things for you:
It’s finally here and ready to ship! Grab the game this week as an end-of-year gift for your partner. OR! Buy it for that engaged/newlywed friend you have. It’s the kind of gift that they’ll remember you gave them for years to come.
A recent review:
“The Newlywed Card Game not only transformed a boring Sunday afternoon into an incredibly fun day but it also pumped some life & love back into our marriage after a really blahhh and confusing year. Don’t wait to buy this - your partner will be thrilled you did!” - Shelia G.
2. Take Inventory on 2021
Before you toast goodbye to this year, it's important to look back a the positive progress, process the set-backs, and understand what you want to do differently in 2022. I have a guide to help you do that before 2021 is over.
Take Inventory on Your Marriage
Welcome to the last The First Years of Marriage newsletter for 2021 - woohoo! I’ve been writing this honest little newsletter for over 6+ months and am so entirely grateful for you subscribing, opening this in your inbox, and sharing it with your world.
I started this newsletter because I’m navigating my first year of marriage and so utterly shocked at all the topic, convos, changes, and challenges newlyweds face THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO TALK ABOUT OR WARN YOU ABOUT.
That’s what this newsletter is here for.
I can’t wait to pick it back up and send you a new issue on January 4th.
Until then, let’s end with this important topic - taking inventory on your marriage in 2021.
What worked well? What was a royal mess? What did you do together? What did you completely forget to do together? You can dive into the inventory below but if you want the full and impactful version - I recommend you grab this. You’ll be super glad you did <3
Sit with your partner and look at each month in 2021. What were your wins of each month? How about some not so good moments? What date nights did you adore? How much time did you waste doing things during the month that pulled you away from each other?
Write down 3 good memories from each month x 3 not so good or boring memories from each month.
More of Vs. Less of
Look at the year as a whole. What are 5 things you did this year that you want to do more of next year? What are 5 things you did this year that you want to do less of?
How about habits? What are 3 good habits you and your partner have together (ie: no cell phones in your room at night, waking up at 6am to workout, etc.) and what are 3 not so good habits you picked up this year that you want to alter next year?
Time to get real. What were your constant or recurring fights this year? Why did they occur? What needs to be addressed? What can be done to work on these problems continuously?
2022 Goals, Growth, Go-Fors
Now jump ahead. What are 2-3 marriage goals you have next year? What are 2-3 ways you want your marriage to grow in 2022? What are 2-3 changes or crazy things you want to do in 2022 together?
There you go, friends! That’s your marriage inventory. Leave a comment and share what you think!
Ps. If you’re new here, HELLO! Welcome. It means a lot that you’re reading this. Here’s where you can scroll through a bunch of other newsletters on all different important topics - from post-nups to love language.
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I’ll be back in your inbox on January 4th. Until then, take it easy the rest of the year and kick-off the new year knowing there is so much beauty to come.
Love you (for as long as we both shall live),