Gabrielle Blair is the author of Design Mom and co-founder of the popular blogging conference, Alt Summit. She is also a wife (she and her husband recently celebrated their 19th anniversary!) and a mama of six! With so much on this busy lady’s plate, we were so excited to hear about how she and her husband keep their marriage strong as an oak. We loved the wisdom she shared with us, and hope you do too!
Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity for role reversals on many, many occasions. For example, there were years when I was the sole breadwinner, while Ben was the full-time parent and graduate student. More recently, though it’s something I typically enjoy doing, Ben had to take over our social calendar arrangements, because I couldn’t speak French well enough. I can think of no better way to offer compassion to your spouse at the end of a long day, or to offer celebratory joy at the end of a happy day, than if you really understand what their day has been like. My advice: look for opportunities to walk in your spouse’s shoes as often as possible, then actively appreciate what they’re bringing to the table.