7 Conversations To Have Before Getting Married

7 Conversations To Have Before Getting Married | KeatingBartlett.com

I knew very quickly that I wanted to marry Zack (within the first 2-3 weeks).  There really wasn’t a doubt in my mind, but when we started to lean towards marriage after only a month of dating, I knew we had to have some serious discussions before choosing to tie the knot. We were both inRead more

10 Keys To A Successful Marriage

10 Keys To A Successful Marriage Marriage | KeatingBartlett.com

Zack and I have been married for almost four years now so I strongly believe that we’re complete experts on everything marriage-related at this point…totally joking. But I do feel that we’ve built a strong marriage thus far and I’m rather proud of it. Like all couples, we have our issues. We’ve fought on manyRead more

10 Habits That Can Strengthen Your Relationship

10 Habits That Can Strengthen Your Relationship | KeatingBartlett.com

Marriage isn’t easy. It takes a lot of work every single day to make a marriage successful. Since Zack and I got married so soon into our relationship, I sometimes feel like we have to work even harder to make our marriage work. We spent the first couple years of our marriage pretty much gettingRead more

7 Communication Tips That Can Save Your Marriage

7 Communication Tips That Can Save Your Marriage | KeatingBartlett.com

One of the keys to a successful marriage is good communication skills. I admit, I’ve always been the queen of horrible communication. I hold grudges, I’m bad at listening, I always have to have the last word, I get heated easily. These aren’t the best traits to have if you want to be able toRead more

How The 5 Love Languages Changed My Marriage

How The 5 Love Languages Changed My Marriage | KeatingBartlett.com

A couple of years ago, I made a resolution to take the time to read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  If you’ve never heard of the 5 love languages, they are: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch (you can take the quiz to find out your love language here). EachRead more

Creating New Year Resolutions With Your Spouse

This is the second year that Zack and I have decided to create our own New Year resolutions. I saw another couple do this and though “Wow! Why haven’t I thought of that?”. We spend so much time creating goals for ourselves each year, but it’s not typical that a couple would create resolutions together for theirRead more

Christmas Traditions We Have In Our Home

Christmas Traditions We Have In Our Home | KeatingBartlett.com

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to create Christmas traditions in your family. Growing up, we had a few traditions of our own in my household. We’d go for drives through other neighborhoods to see the Christmas lights. We’d decorate the tree together as a family with Christmas music playing in the background. We each hadRead more

How To Resolve Marriage Problems Like A Pro

Zack and I are very fortunate to not have had too many big arguments so far in our marriage. Do we argue? Of course! Every couple argues. But we typically bicker more than we have big, legitimate arguments. We’re generally pretty easy going and we get along and communicate our issues really well…for the mostRead more

The Importance Of Keeping Your Identity In Your Marriage

The Importance of Keeping Your Identity In Your Marriage | Why Hello Lovely

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is amazing so far. If you’re a consistent reader around here, then you’ve probably noticed that I have been MIA around here yet again this past week. I was on a roll with posting Monday-Friday for 2-3 weeks in a row and then last week was a complete failureRead more