People can learn so many things in marriage. There are so many ways that marriage brings out the real person and teaches you so many things about yourself and others. Usually by the 25th wedding anniversary, couples have learned quite a bit about life and marriage. There are more than just the butterflies and wishes at this point than when that wedding took place. Many couples have learned a few things by this anniversary and never thought these things would ever be learned in this way. Marriage tends to teach us so much about life and ourselves.
More than anything, sacrifice is learned in marriage. Marriage is all about sacrificing what you want and desire for the other persons needs and wants. Marriages that last understand the importance of sacrificing for each other. By the 25th wedding anniversary, many sacrifices have been made. It may have been a sacrifice of a career or a dream in order for that other person to succeed and grow. True love and commitment requires sacrifice more than anything else in life. Marriages that are vibrant have seen sacrifice over and over.
Many people have a hard time trusting people but after 25 years of marriage, there has to be a trust like no other. It does not mean that each person has been perfect or without problems. Trust means that each person is in it for the long run and willing to trust the other person. Celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary can be a time to look back at the years where trust was so new and realize where you are now when it come to the trust in your marriage. Trust is earned at the moment of saying “I do.”
Forgiveness plays a huge roll in the health of a marriage and will definitely be learned by the 25th wedding anniversary. Many marriages will fall apart when one person is not willing to forgive and love the other for who they are. Many times forgiveness takes time and a lot of talking and understanding. Many marriages are vibrant and growing when forgiveness has been a stead part of it. No one is perfect and people will need forgiveness over and over. Each person has to be willing to forgive and move on with strength and commitment in the marriage.