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What has happened to the romance of marriage?

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Are you married?

Why did you get married?

Did you take the vows seriously when you said, "I DO?"

When it comes to marriage there are some individuals that get confused about what it is. Some people get so caught up in the planning of their wedding until they forget there is an ever after. In some cases it's happy ever after and in some cases it's not.

The happiness part of ever after is about two individuals who have taken their vows seriously. They have committed themselves to one another forsaking all others until death do them part. With taking this seriously doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs. It doesn't mean you will not have disagreements. It doesn't mean your spouse won't get on a nerve or two and it doesn't mean life will be full of roses.

What does it mean?

What it means is that you work through your ups and downs, you will agree to disagree, you will add another nerve for them to get on as needed and you will take each rose as it comes one day at a time.

The end result of marriage should be the fact that you hung in there. You didn't allow outside influences get in the way of your extended happiness. As time has gone on two individuals have come together to love one another unconditionally and enjoying life appreciating the little things. What are the little things? Depending on who you ask the little things can be things like taking walks in the park, going to your favorite breakfast spot on Saturday morning or something so simple as just holding hands as you walk together. The best part about it, it's effortless.

When it comes to the romance of marriage the picture has to be painted by the two individuals involved. Once this happens it will be not only visible to others but others will feel the love and be inspired as well.

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