After our first wedding anniversary, my husband and I received some interesting encouragement from different folks in our life. The comments went something like this:
“You made it to your first anniversary! The rest will be easy!”
“Year one is tough, but year seven is the roughest. If you can make it past that, you’re golden.”
“Our third year is what almost broke me. The rest is no problem.”
I’m confident these people meant to both affirm our first year of marriage and remind us that we shouldn’t be surprised when things get harder.