The book 'How to be Married' showed up in my mailbox just days after we announced our engagement and has been an amazing read. Jo is a phenomenal writer (just ask google) and was radically independent before she met the man of her dreams. This book talks a lot about how to transition from a life of one to being a great teammate to another.
Jo traveled a LOT during her first year of marriage and collected thoughts from women on how to actually be married... And I can't seem to put it down. If you are married, planning to be married, or want to be married one day- ORDER IT NOW. (You can find it HERE)
Now for some personal stuff... stick with me-
My fiancé is an orthopedic surgery resident, and if you know anything about it... it ain't easy. The hours are long, the texts/calls never end, and his brain is always full of intimate information about other human beings. Kathleen Barnes (author of the blog Carrie Bradshaw Lied) wrote an amazing article about being married to an MD and how to use small things to keep the marriage going. If you're in this boat, you can read the article HERE. I bring this article up because the book 'How to be Married' helped me put some things into perspective on exactly what quality time is and how to cherish it and Kathleen shares how to make your home the place for peaceful quality time (hello candles always lit). If your fiancé, husband, or even boyfriend has a crazy weird job... you aren't alone. You can do this. We can do this. It takes a village to have happy doctors (am I right?!?)
So. How to be married? I'm not sure yet.. but let me know what you think of the book! I'd love to hear how it impacted you and all of your marriage advice! @Klacole on all social platforms.