Michelle Edgemont may not be Southern, but she is someone we love and admire an awful lot, so we couldn’t resist including her marriage advice in V6! Her authentic voice and amazing style have helped her make a name for herself designing fabulous, colorful weddings from her home in Brooklyn, and we always love seeing what she’s been working on. She’s also been married to her husband Adam for four years and they just welcomed their first little one–we are over the moon with excitement for them!
It’s easy to say love, respect, and appreciate each other, but it’s difficult to figure out how to act on those in real life. In the past four years of marriage, here is what has worked for us: kiss each other the moment you get home from work. Do an equal amount of housework. Give in every now and then; you don’t always have to be right. Have an interest in your spouses’s hobbies. Tell them they are doing a great job. Have an active sex life. Take care of each other. Bring them a cold glass of iced tea, just because. Backrubs work wonders after a long day of work. Support each other’s dreams, even if they are insane (especially if they are insane). It’s simple acts like these, although small, that build a strong marriage.