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By Witty Wife

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Witty Wife's Marriage Project

What is the name of your marriage blog?

Witty Wife's Marriage Project

What is the URL of your marriage blog?

http://wittywifesmarriageproject.wordpress.com

How long has your marriage blog been online?

A few months as of September 2010.

How long have you been married?

Almost two years as of September 2010.

Why did you start your marriage blog?

Everyone knows the keys to successful marriages. We all do. But still there’s lots of failure.

Marriage is hard work. It doesn’t just ‘happen.’ Marriages today are considered disposable. I can see how they’re just not necessary for some people. Don’t get marriage then, if this is you. There’s no such thing as ‘the one.’ We all know falling in love is easy. Getting married is choosing to continue to love a person.

The grass is always greener, and will it always WILL be if you think there’s “the one.” Again, it’s easy to fall in love.

What do you cover in your marriage blog?

I focus on marriage daily, each day doing a 'project' for my husband, or for our marriage in general. It's amazing how little things can really nurture a marriage.

In all of this, I'm not trying to change my husband at all. I can't change him, but I can certainly focus on me and my own behavior.

Focusing on the big picture is great, and there are many blogs that do so, but I focus on the day to day in this blog.

The little things add up. I’m not sure my husband noticed any of these little things I’ve done on an individual level, except perhaps maybe dressing up nice when I don’t usually. However, he has noticed in general that I’ve been doing something. He’s mentioned a few times how great things have been going lately, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

These things are cumulative. Sure, I’m writing about each thing once on this blog, but as I focus on them once, I’m trying to continue focusing on them (putting the phone back on the charger so I don’t annoy my husband and give him an aneurysm; taking out the trash or doing the dishes, chores I hate but that will lighten his load, etc.)

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