Here's a confession: I've never really been one for marriage. I didn't grow up dreaming of my wedding day, or scouring wedding magazines for the perfect dress, or imagining a ring glimmering on that finger.
However, I have been a serial monogamist for my entire adult life, dating one boyfriend for two and a half years and another for four. But the idea of marrying any of these boyfriends just never felt right.
After my last relationship ended, I told friends that we parted ways because marriage wasn't for me. I couldn't stand the idea of being tied to one person for the rest of my life; I hated the misogynistic origins of marriage and wedding traditions. I was an independent woman, a lone wolf, forever and ever amen.
That is, until I met my fiancé (yes, you read that correctly). After our first date I was dying for the second; after the second I was planning on forever. Sure, I'd been in love before–but not like this. Not with someone who made me want to fully commit. Not with someone who made me forget that weddings used to be property-exchange ceremonies.
So to all of you married or engaged women out there: I get it now. I get why you spent tens of thousands of dollars creating the perfect wedding day. I understand why spending Friday night in with your husband is more appealing than pretty much anything else. I am with you when a romantic quote pops up on Instagram and you can't help but screenshot it to send to your man. I'm that girl now–the one Pinteresting poufy white dresses and crying over love poems.
The flip side is that once you commit to forever, it's easy to let the romance slip. You get caught up in the wedding planning, or neglect each other during a particularly taxing week at work, or end up absorbed in taking care of the kids.
Sometimes the littlest gesture is all it takes to remind you of why you decided to be partners for life–like sending your husband one of these 22 love quotes. Read them, warm your heart, and text your favorite to your husband.
"There comes a time when you meet someone and you just want to make them smile for the rest of your life."
"And I'd choose you, in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality. I'd find you and I'd choose you."
"A happy marriage is about three things: memories of togetherness, forgiveness of mistakes and a promise to never give up on each other."
"Some hearts understand each other, even in silence."
"Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite."
"I crave you in the most innocent form. I crave to say goodnight and give you forehead kisses and to say that I adore you when you feel at your worst. I crave you in ways where I just want to be next to you and nothing more or less."
"I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you."
"A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers."
"And even thought I'm unsure about most things in life, I'm certain that I love you and will continue to love you forever."
"And most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling in the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."
"You are forever and always the hero of my heart, the love of my life."
"A good marriage isn't something you find, it's something you make, and you have to keep on making it."
"A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak."
"Why do you put up with me?"
"Because you're fire...and I've been cold my whole life."
"Marriage is about becoming a team. You're going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you'll always figure out a way to get through it."
"When we get to the end of our life together, the house we had, the cars we drove, the things we possessed won't matter. What will matter is that I had you and you had me."
"When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that's love."
"I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that."
"I vow to still grab your butt even when you're old and wrinkly."
"You see, I love you and I don't want to lose you because my life has been better since the day I found you."
"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
"It'll always be you."
I'm not crying–I swear, I just have something in my eye.
Fine, I'm crying, and you might be too (at least on the inside).
But you know what? Tearing up over a romantic quote just means that you've found your person, your one. It means that even while scrolling through the vast Internet in the middle of the workday, your love is just as strong as ever. If you've got that warm, fuzzy feeling in your chest and one special person in mind after reading these 22 quotes about love and marriage, share this post.
SHARE, especially with your hubby!