with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
My husband and I tend to touch base via the phone a few times throughout the day. I’ll call to see how his day is going, he’ll do the same, I’ll call when I’m heading home, etc. Then there are the days when one (or both) of us is running errands and needs to ask the other something or the other and there will be a flurry of back and forth phone calls.
At the end of each and every phone call, we end it with “I love you”. Now, this may seem silly to have a conversation that goes: “Did you want asparagus tonight? It’s on sale.” “Sounds good.” “OK. Love you!” but seriously? I have this niggling fear that the one time I don’t say it something horrible will happen and I’ll be all, “I didn’t say “I love you” the last time we talked! OH NO!”
Ridiculous, yes, but have you met me? Then this all makes sense.
We also spatter the saying throughout the day for no apparent reason and always end the day with a kiss and an “I love you”. Some people may think that it dilutes the meaning, but I beg to differ. I do love him (and he, me). Is it really so bad to say it whenever we think it?
How about you? How often do you say, “I love you?”
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