Once upon a time a group of ‘about to graduate’ students was blindfolded and driven out into the woods. They were told they would be taking a test. They were told they were being put into the center of a maze. They were told there was definately a way out. And they were told that when they needed help all they had to do was raise their hand and one of their instructors would be there to help them.
Some of the students felt around for a bit, gave up and raised their hands. Some of the students walked around and around the center of the maze trying to figure out their surroundings and find the next path where the maze just had to be taking them. After doing that for an hour, some of those students gave up and raised their hands. Some of them kept going. Some of them tripped and fell. Some of them got skinned knees and pricked their fingers on the thorns of the bushes and still they refused to raise their hands.
My husband and I got married this past December so… technically we are still newlyweds. It’s an interesting thing being a newlywed in your 30s. It’s an even more interesting thing being a newlywed with children in your 30s and learning how to blend a family with your new husband. But one of the things that I think is common to all newlyweds is this period of getting to know each other in new ways. Ways you don’t get to see while you’re dating.