"You guys, do you know how many times in eleven years Jer has taken residency on the couch prior to us having kids because we were mad? Do you know how many times he's left without us saying 'I love you' because kids and life?" asks Nikki Pennington.
These are things any married person can probably empathize with. Life with another person can't possibly be perfect 100% of the time, and this blogger aims to show the world how reality can be better than the perfect fairytale.
But when you hear the surprising secret behind her happy, long-lasting marriage, you won't believe how simple it is.
If you're married, you certainly know that marriage is complicated.
via: ShutterstockPartnering up with one person for your whole life? It's a huge decision, and a major commitment.
Thankfully, there are many married folks out there who've been at the game for quite some time and have some solid advice.
via: ShutterstockA select few of those people are also brave enough to share their experiences with the masses online. Reading through lessons other people have learned over the years can shed priceless insight on how we can cope with our own struggles.
Grief to Hope Blogger, Nikki Pennington, and her husband Jerred have been married for 11 years.
Over the course of their long relationship, Nikki's been asked for a lot of advice on how she stays happy in her marriage.
via: ShutterstockOne question people have ask over and over again is so, what's the secret to a successful marriage? So, she recently took to Facebook to reveal her big, long-lasting marriage secret.