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10 reasons why I love being married to my husband

10 reasons why I love being married

A lot of people ask me how it feels to be married and I will tell you now why I love being married to my husband. Not just to anyone. Not because marriage is something you have to, it’s no obligation in my eyes. However I like it a lot and I will tell you 10 reasons why I love being married to him!

10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection

 

  1. We make the best of now. Being married is not about the dress or the big party. Yes, that’s nice for one day. But as you know we’ve gone through hard times, losing our daughter after a 4-month hospital period. We made the best of it then. We had a lot of support from family and friends, as well as from each other. Still today, we make the best of this situation. We make the best of every bumpy road in our lives. We make the best out of every simple thing on daily basis and a small gesture can mean a big thing!
  2. We take the best from both worlds. My husband is Kurdish from beginning and Swedish in his mentality. He is a very modern person. At the same time traditionally warm and loyal as it comes to our relationship for example. I am Dutch and adapting to a whole new world in Sweden. At our home, all those different pieces of our cultures come together and we make it our new world, with our new rules and we take the best of all those cultural differences.
  3. We respect each other. Respect is so important. I don’t agree with my husband all the time and he doesn’t agree with me all the time. We are not the same and see things different, however we always try to compromise. Compromise and respecting each others wishes is so important. The marriage is not about his wishes or only her wishes. It’s about living a life that we both like and feel comfortable with, wherever we are. In every occasion. This also means that I’m dressing up in a long dress to a Kurdish wedding, while I would rather wear a shorter version for example. It’s something his mom appreciates and I’m doing that for her, since his mother is important to us. In the same way, he let’s me visit my mother alone (take a trip to Holland) when I need to see her.
  4. We help and support each other. Marriage isn’t about the paper, it’s about supporting your partner wherever you can. I moved to Sweden for him and even more for his job. I had a great job in the Netherlands, being the face of Chanel in Douglas, but his job wasn’t as easily replaced as mine. However, he is supporting me with my blog for example, taking pictures and helping me out. I would always try my best to help my husband as much as I can, or simply support him as being his wife. I know he would do the same for me.
  5. We grow together. We are both internationally minded and open minded people. We love to grow in work, languages, ways of living, lifestyle, traveling, anything, you name it. We help each other grow. He helped me to learn the Swedish language. We have grown together in partnership and being parents. Now it was the right time to take the step to grow together in our marriage too. I’m so curious how we are in ten years from now, but I know we will still keep developing, alone as individuals, but as well, together as a couple.
  6. We make time for our marriage. Our life is a busy life with a lot of hectic days. We make the time to cook together or to watch a movie together, even during the week. WE-time is so important. The week can go by before you know it and you realize you have barely talked. I always ask my husband about his day. I try to listen and advice him or simply tell my opinion. As well as he calls me whenever he has one minute during work, just to ask how I am doing. We love to take a long walk in the weekend as well, to enjoy the nature and each other with our two poodles.
  7. We talk and talk. Communication is so important. It can be a small ‘good morning sms’ or just a quick phone call. It are those moments that matter. For example when you don’t feel like talking because you’re off, but your partner is the only person in the world that you trust with those worries. It’s so lovely to know that he’s always there for me, day and night! While struggling with our loss, we talked at 3 am, just about how much we missed our little Féline. Or sometimes we just see a sparkle in each others eyes and we know what we mean, without speaking. We talk until the struggles feel better, but we also share good news as fast as possible. Just for the sake of being happy together.
  8. We celebrate small goals. Everything that is positive is worth to celebrate in our marriage. It can be a special dinner together, but it can also be a cake I baked or something small like a ‘stroopwafel’ with coffee or tea. We’ve put some goals for our new year together, every 1st of January and when we achieve small steps we celebrate it together and we appreciate it. Celebrating big things like wedding or so, are part of that too. I love going on dates together and celebrating other peoples successes too.
  9. We love each other unconditionally. He showed me that he loves me, fully dressed-up, but as well without make-up or fancy clothes. He was always there when I needed him and loved me when I was in the hospital, sick, ugly and almost dying. He loves me when I’m upset and he loves me when I’m happy. I love him unconditionally too. I still love him after a bad mood or when he’s not in his best shape. We are human and we let each other be imperfect too. We forgive each others mistakes and try to solve problems together. We are looking forward to grow old together, no matter how that shapes out. We love the inside as much as the outside. We want the best for each other, even though that’s maybe not the best for ourselves. Do you have a partner like that? Marry him or her :)
  10. Being married to him is great. I am proud to say he is my husband and he’s proudly telling me “I love you, my wife”. It feels great! Being proud to tell someone else that I’ve married just the right one for me feels amazing. It’s so nice to stay together forever and give our life a deeper meaning together. Being faithful in the good and bad, the rich and poor fases in life. Knowing that I have the best man for me. I hope you can find yours as well, or maybe you are already married.

So after all the relationship talk… time for a little throwback to our amazing honeymoon. This gave me the perfect time to think about our marriage and realizing the 10 things why I love being married to my husband Mache.

As you can see here, he took the pictures of an outfit I wore while watching the sunset in Side, Turkey. I was wearing the Surreal Seascape Maxi Scarf from LEONOR. It’s from the enigmatic shore collection and 100% silk. The third scarf that I have received from this amazing brand from London. This scarf is however the biggest size (maxi) and you can even wrap it around your body as a dress. I loved the colors and I felt very fashionable while wearing it. It’s such a beautiful luxurious piece. I would love to hear what you think about the pictures and this scarf!

10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection 10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection 10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection 10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection 10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection 10 reasons why I love being married to my husband - LEONOR London luxury silk scarves Enigmatic Shores collection

“Intense, fantastical, surreal…Rainbow skies, yellow waves, blue beaches…These are Enigmatic Shores.” – LEONOR

I was at my mom in the Netherlands for a couple of days, to care for her. That’s why I made an extra long post this time, instead of having several shorter posts during the week. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think of the 10 reasons why I love being married.

It was amazing that I could go to Holland to do that. I worked during the days on my laptop online as being a social media manager for a Telecom company in Stockholm. It feels great to have this flexibility. Thanks to the support of my husband as well. I have been writing this article in the plane home, dreaming back about the honeymoon and wearing this outfit with my new scarf!

Wearing:
Scarf: LEONOR London
Heels: Louboutin
Rings: Cartier / Tiffany & Co
Top: Gina Tricot 
Shorts: Zara
Sunglasses: Smarteyes

Have a good weekend everyone! Don’t forget to leave a small comment :)

Sabine

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    katrinajeancarter
    8 October 2016 at 09:57

    I enjoy reading happy posts on marriages so much. I did a similar post as part of my First anniversary tribute but I think reflections like these are very important in relationships to be done regularly–everyday if possible. :) This allows us not to take for granted what we have and gives us better opportunity to love more.

    Wishing you both abundance in love!

    http://www.KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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    Leny
    8 October 2016 at 10:29

    Ik ben blij dat je de voor jou perfecte man gevonden hebt, het voelt voor mij ook erg goed, ik denk dat jullie goed bij elkaar passen en niet alleen in de mooie momenten maar ook in de momenten dat het niet zo lekker loopt en de verdrietige momenten, jullie hebben al heel wat stormen doorstaan.
    Respect voor elkaar is waar een huwelijk op draait, als dat er niet is dan is het gedoemd te mislukken, maar ik zie bij jullie veel respect voor elkaar en ook dat jullie trots op elkaar zijn, heel belangrijk.
    En er zal altijd wel iets zijn waarvan je denkt, hé dat vind ik niet kloppen, praat erover, zoek het juiste moment op en ga er voor zitten, heel belangrijk, maar ook daarvan denk ik dat de communicatie tussen jullie wel goed zit.
    Heel veel geluk samen 😘
    En dan nu over de sjaal, ja perfect, heerlijk groot, dus veel mogelijkheden om te dragen en zeker met al deze mooie kleurtjes past hij overal bij en de foto’s zijn ook weer prachtig 👍

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    Rachel
    8 October 2016 at 11:37

    Marriage is wonderful and so worth it! Thanks for sharing about yours! Great post!

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    Christa
    8 October 2016 at 12:18

    Mooi artikel Sabine, you guys are so good together <3 voor jezelf ook extra bijzonder om alle redenen voor jezelf op een rijtje te zetten, bijna precies een maand na jullie trouwdag :) deze sjaal is mijn favoriet van de drie denk ik, staat je prachtig! X

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    Svenja
    8 October 2016 at 18:32

    Unfortunately i still wainting until my boyfriend ask me for marriage him, so i have no idea how it will be to be marriaged :) but i really really love your scarf! It is so beautiful!

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    Karoliina Kazi
    8 October 2016 at 21:03

    Wonderful post, loved reading it. So many important points and the text is so full of love :) Happy married life to you both. xx

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    Jocelyn Figueroa
    10 October 2016 at 15:55

    I truly enjoyed reading your post. It was a breath of fresh air and a joy to read. I agree that marriage can be such a rewarding experience if done for the right reasons and to the right person. Wishing you many many more beautiful years together.

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    Eline
    10 October 2016 at 22:55

    Wat heb je dit prachtig geschreven! Zou zo als je wedding vows gebruikt kunnen worden! Heb je die ook zelf geschreven? :) X

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      sofarsosabine
      11 October 2016 at 22:58

      Nee dat hadden we niet gedaan, maar wel veel over gesproken :) x

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    Tina Dey ♡
    13 October 2016 at 09:16

    Dear Sabine ,

    First of all , I love the long post! The pictures are so Beautiful . I love the way you matched the light colored outfit with the Leonor scarf.

    You and Mache must be a great couple, I can read that you were smiling while writing this post. He must be proud to have you on his side. The ten reasons and goals you two have are so inspiring.

    Thankyou for sharing Sabine!

    Much love ,

    Tina ♡ http://www.savourbytina.com

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    ROBERT LEE
    13 October 2016 at 16:05

    Once again, I would like to say congratulations. As much as you wanted to express the 10 reasons why you love being married to your husband, he must have a hundred other reasons why he loves being married to you. Now, being a man, he may be expressive, but I suspect he shows it more in the things he does more than he says, and that is all you could ever wish for. Love.

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    Chloe of beyond blessed
    13 October 2016 at 17:47

    I absolutely adore this!!! These 10 reasons are beautiful! Love that you two seem so positive and joyful, despite and trials that come your way!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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    Mommy Anna
    17 October 2016 at 04:35

    First I love your scarf, I love the colors :-), second your post is so inspiring for a married couple or people in a relationship. And I agree with you that communication is the key in any relationship because couples need to talk. And being married is one of the most wonderful feeling in the world and we must take good care of it.

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    19 October 2016 at 16:56

    Everything is just on point, full of love to almost line after line. Instantly, this made me think of marrying soon, hopefully I can find the right girl for me as well. I like how you impart your thoughts to your words. You also owned an amazing photos.

    LaiAriel

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    Michi
    20 October 2016 at 02:30

    Writing an article like this is really nice. When time comes that you have misunderstandings, you have something to read and remind you that you have 10 reasons to love your husband. I enjoyed being married too. How I wish my husband can also take a good picture like yours.

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    Kareen Liez
    20 October 2016 at 09:37

    I’m glad that you have a happy marriage life. If all couples will have the ten points you mentioned here, then everybody would end up happy. This is also a great reading for you if ever you encounter a challenging situation in your marriage. You’d surely be reminded how much you love your husband.

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    Anna
    23 October 2016 at 14:47

    I feel so good by reading this, want smile. May be in few years you write book? :) I like so much how you write, 100% true.

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    Miera Nadhirah
    30 October 2016 at 22:26

    Your marriage sounds blissful and if it is I am happy for you.. Marriage is a partnership where there are lots of work thrown in it.. I on the other hand is having a hard time coping at the moment especialy after he had stroke, and it is because he is still set in his own ways, he does not want to quit the bad things like unhealthy food, cigarettes, and does not want to do anything or even exercise, or work, and it seem like all our dreams went down the drain and I am the only one doing all the work, it is hard and I cannot help feeling cheated but I am holding on and trying to stay as patient and calm and understanding as I can….. btw, I love the scarf you are wearing as well.. it is so colourful and pretty…

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      ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily
      30 November 2016 at 14:37

      Miera,

      I hope your husband would find it in him to change his lifestyle. If only he would see that the reason why he should is because it is not for himself, but for the people who care for him. It’s tough to be sick, but for people around a sick person, it is equally tough too.

      Anyway, despite that situation, there is much more to life than to dwell. And the best way to do that is to take positive inspiration and energy from something/someone beautiful. In this case, let Sabine’s wonderful experience rub off her energy so that you may uplift yourself.

      Stay happy.

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    Michelle
    31 October 2016 at 03:34

    I love than colorful scarf and the outfit as well, when it comes to marriage, there should be give and take , support and love to one another is really important , being married not just on the paper is one of the reason why we’re still together with my husband. he is the total opposite of me, but as what you’ve mentioned in your 10 reasons indeed with just a simple smile and spark from the eyes we would know, as if we’re talking but not really talking, , I’d love being married and the most important thing is love

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    Kerr Quevedo
    31 October 2016 at 09:50

    Awwwwww. This is so sweet. You have really found your life partner when you see these things in your relationship. I feel so happy for you and I feel hopeful for the future. I mean not just for me but also for your relationship. <3

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    R U S S
    31 October 2016 at 14:28

    I openly tell everyone ( yup, the boyfriend included ) that I am not getting married – at least in the next 5 years. Reason is, I’m scared. I grew up seeing a lot of broken marriages … my parents & the parents of my friends. So when I come across stories like yours, I start to believe that true love does exist. I am so inspired by your outlook about married life and how you & your husband seem to be really working together for a beautiful marriage. These are things that most married couples these days fail to do. I wish you and your husband more years of love & togetherness.

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    Karine
    1 November 2016 at 13:41

    It’s beautiful 😍😍😍you ‘ve found the right person. Kisses from France

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    Maria
    3 November 2016 at 20:58

    It’s like a fairytale. You found your one true love and you married him. You both are lucky to have each other and to spend a lifetime together. People nowadays have different views about marriage. For some, it’s something not to be taken seriously and to others, it’s of a different thing. I love all your reasons and married couples should take a pause sometimes whenever they get into a fight and breathe and think why did they marry that person and why do they love the person they are married to.

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    Zwitsy
    21 November 2016 at 00:32

    Finding the love of your life who doesn’t just limit his love for you but also supports you throughout your passion and goals in life, that’s the relationship goal there! Really, I am so happy for you. Actually, I am happy to see couples who are proud having each other and I am glad that you belong to it! Anyhow, I love your outfit. Your husband, sure, is the best bud you have, now and forever.

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    Ana
    23 November 2016 at 13:00

    Both of you are lucky to have one another. Of course, there is no perfect marriage or relationship at all but both of you are working hard to make your relationship with one another full of love and of meaning. I can relate to your 10 reasons even though I am not married to my boyfriend yet. We also experience difficulties in our relationship more especially because we are in a long distance. But we just keep on having an open mind. I love your scarf. It looks stylish and comforting. :)

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    BeautyMommies
    29 November 2016 at 11:50

    Beautifully written Sabine! I think the scarf looks super gorg with your outfit :) loved every bit of the post and I can actually relate to this…marriage is bliss ♡ :)

    Please come check our blog http://www.beautymommies.com and show some love by liking and subscribing to us..would mean alot ♡♡♡

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    Stacey
    4 December 2016 at 10:58

    I also love having someone to argue… ummm debate with. lol

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    ASKSonnie
    4 December 2016 at 11:48

    I’ve been married for the last 23 years (24th on Dec. 19th), and if given a chance to go back to the past and given a choice again, I will still choose my wife to be my wife.

    Marriage is beautiful, it makes you almost whole and complete- the greatest gift God has given mankind.

    Congrats Sabine and Mache!

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    Jasmin N
    17 March 2017 at 17:01

    I loved loved loved reading this! So beautifully written. Lot’s of love to you both :-)

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