What is the success of marriage? That’s a tough question. But when I see happily married couples, one thing that they all have in common is how comfortable they are with each other. Honestly it made me think, could this be it? Could comfort really be the key to a successful relationship? I think yes. 

Marriage is a long term relationship. It requires a conscious effort to make marriage a priority. So what are signs of comfort in a relationship? Well, for one - it’s a little bit of silliness and shameless playfulness with each other. I realize that it can be tough to be fun, cheerful, bubbly, and silly while we’re in busy and demanding adulthood-slash-marriage life. There is a lot of work to be done and it’s very easy to take fun for granted or to forget about it entirely. But you can always start with finding someone who can make you laugh, who wants to do silly things with or for you, who makes you comfortable enough to be yourself. 

There’s something about Michael and Maydeline that made me think of this. They made each other laugh, and I couldn’t help but smile when they’re around. They’re so relaxed, so happy, and absolutely head over heels in love with one another. 

Congratulations to this cutest couple. Here’s to hoping that the two of you always find time to cherish and love each other, and always take time to have some fun together every day.