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Wedding Tips That Kept Me Married For 10 Years – Riggs’ Top Five

Riggs married
My wedding picture. I’m the guy in the glasses.
Today marks my 10th year of being married. That’s right, married to the same person for 10 years in a row. Sure, we don’t always agree on everything, but we’re not supposed to. If we did, our lives would be boring. I’ve led a pretty good married life and that’s more than I can say for some. Although I’m not always the beacon of good advice as not all situations are the same, here are a few that kept me from going back into single life.

Same Bed – Different Blankets

This is one that, I believe, everyone should do. Sleep in the same bed, but have your own set of blankets. That way, you’re not playing tug-of-war all night for the battle of who gets wrapped up more.

She’s Right

100% of the time. Even when she’s wrong, she’s right. Always. Swallow your pride and tell her she’s right. You don’t have to say that you’re wrong unless you really are wrong. There have been times where I have proved her wrong and, in those cases, she wasn’t wrong to think that she was right, if that makes sense. For instance, if she’s positive that an actor was in a movie when he really wasn’t and you IMDB it, you can always follow up with, “I can see why you thought it was him.” but, nonetheless, she’s always right.

Clean While She’s Gone

Long gone are the days when the ladies stay home and while the men work. So much of that, anymore, the tides have turned. Men are doing more cooking, women are getting better jobs, all is equal. One thing I try to do is, if she’s going to the store for a second, I’ll do a quick spot-clean and quick tidy job around, at least, the living room and kitchen. The good thing about me doing that while she’s gone is I can toss stuff that she thinks is important. The bad thing is sometimes I’ll toss something that is important. But items like old kid’s cups from restaurants that just pile up in our cupboards, we’ll never use all of those. Most of the time, she’ll never notice those things are missing anyways. Better that than avoid an argument of why she’s hoarding all of this worthless stuff that you’re positive she’ll never need.

Watch Her Dumb Movies

She loves all of the movies that I wouldn’t watch if they were free. It’s only an hour and a half. Put the phone away and watch her movie with her. Chances are good that she’ll return the favor by watching your awesome movie with you.

Avoid Anyone Else’s Advice

This statement includes the advice I just gave as it doesn’t work for all. We still get advice from people. We even get advice from single people or, get this, marital advice from people who are divorced. How does that work? If they’re divorced, that’s the last person I’m accepting advice from. You do what you think is best for your family and you should be good to go.

With that, good luck and, if you’ll excuse me, I have some lame chick-flick that I’m supposed to watch.

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