There's a saying that goes "Happy Wife, Happy Life." I'm not too keen on that saying because it implies that the husband's job is to make the wife happy. That sounds a little unbalanced to me.
In the 18 years of being with my husband (and today, June 14th 2018, marks our 15th year of marriage), I've learned that it's not the husband's or the wife's job to make each other happy. You can't depend on anyone else to make you happy. Happiness comes from within.
My husband and I have definitely learned to lean on each other during the happy, the sad, and the uncertain times. Leaning on each other with every difficult road we crossed caused us to grow even closer that we ever thought possible.
Fortunately, we continue to grow together, instead of apart, and I am ever so thankful for that. One thing that helped us do this is stating our gratitude for each other. I started doing it in my journal every day over a year ago. I start each journal entry with "God, Angels and Spirit Guides, Thank you for Tommy."
During our prayer and meditation time together every night, we express our gratitude for each other out loud. Also, whenever I catch a number sequence (like 2:22 or 3:33) on a clock I say a prayer and say "Thank you for Tommy." He joins me in doing the same if we are together. These are just little ways that helped us understand how thankful we are for our union on a constant basis. Expressing gratitude continuously is a good habit anyone can try with any relationship in their life.
I will express more gratitude for Tommy right now too. Tommy Braden, I am ever so thankful our paths crossed. You are my best friend and I love you.
Sending my love and light to all who need it!