Today, Matt and I will be celebrating our cotton anniversary. In the first year of our marriage, we were both trying to mimic what many deem as responsible adult behavior. It led to frustration and petty arguments. The first year of marriage was tough. Finally we realized that just because we were married, didn’t mean we had to become Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver. We’ve since let go of the need to fulfill societal expectations of what a responsible couple looks like and have just been having fun enjoying one another’s company. Our current approach to marriage works for us, for now, but we understand relationships are malleable creatures and therefore view a steady line of communication as our number one tool to personal success.