E is for Evolving

e·volve

[ih-volv]

verb (used with object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.

1.  to develop gradually

verb (used without object), 

e·volved, e·volv·ing.

2.  to come forth gradually into being; develop; undergo evolution

3.  to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive stat or condition

while we were dating//the day we got engaged//our wedding day//two and a half years of marriage

I love that while our lives individually and together are constantly changing, so is our relationship. But our relationship is doing more than changing, it's evolving, developing and adapting. Because we are married, we are able to evolve together and adapt our relationship to those changes in life. We know that no matter who we become or what we do, we'll be approaching it together and our relationship will get stronger in the process. We've become more comfortable with each other and more aware of each other's feelings.

One thing I strongly believe is that every marriage needs to evolve and grow in order to be a healthy relationship. If you don't work to make changes to your relationship relationship as life changes, there will come a point when you realize that you have both been growing, but rather than doing it together, you've done it apart and your relationship and marriage aren't the same as they were when you first started, which is a normally a good thing but not if it hasn't grown into something more than it was. Make your relationship a priority, set goals to make it better and always be willing to reevaluate the things you're doing together. Figure out what is working and what isn't and remember that what worked once might not always work because change happens and you have to be willing to let your marriage evolve with life!

What 'E' word describes your marriage or relationship?