Share your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:
What is/was your biggest fear about marriage?
I’ll get us started …
My biggest fear going into marriage was being an inadequate wife. In everything that I do, I carry extremely high expectations of myself, and by nature, I am a perfectionist. So, when I began planning for my marriage, I was afraid that the task of being the lifelong wife I desired to be was out of reach. In general, I only set goals I know I can achieve, and this was one I was fearful I would fail at simply because I demand nothing less than perfection from myself.
What I had to realize (quickly) was that all I can do is my absolute best each and every day to be the best wife possible. I do fail, falter, and fumble from time to time. Yes, there are times I don’t accomplish everything I want to, and I know sometimes I disappoint or hurt my husband. That’s human nature and part of being in a relationship. Those are all growth opportunities though, and they’re also some of the greatest moments where I feel most loved by my husband. Steve doesn’t love “perfect wife Ashley;” he loves “imperfect but trying my best, Ashley.”
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