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My wife Angel and I are celebrating 8 years of marriage, and I feel like I am the luckiest man alive.

Even though we celebrate our love all year, we still like to recognize and celebrate the day we became one.

It was said to me that marriage is not easy. But, I found it to be when we both put in the effort to understand each others’ love language. Communication is key, and you need to learn to pick your battles.

We often agree to disagree but always hear each other out. It’s not always peachy keen, but picking your battles makes things easier. I’ve learned that a woman doesn’t want you to just simply say you love her; she wants you to show her, protect her, validate her and comfort her.

As for men, all we require is respect. That’s our love language. We don’t care about flowers, cards and candy. We look forward to and appreciate respect. I don’t claim to know it all — nor am I a marriage counselor. I can only speak on what works for me and my household.

When you’re caught up in the excitement of your wedding, it can be hard to imagine that you and your spouse may not live happily ever after. But sharing your life with another person can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with relationships.

Marriage takes work, commitment, and love. But there also needs to be mutual respect in order to achieve true happiness and success in a relationship.

A marriage based on love and respect doesn’t just happen. Both spouses have to do their part. Appreciate each other, your relationship, your family, and your lives together. Show gratitude when your partner cooks dinner, helps the kids with their homework, or does the grocery shopping. It may help to take a few minutes each evening to tell each other at least one thing you appreciate that day.

Marriage isn’t easy, but it’s the best adventure I’ve ever been on!

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5 Cheap Date Ideas In Vegas

Who isn’t looking for ideas for cheap date nights in Las Vegas? Las Vegas can be a pretty fun city to wine and dine in, but if you’re not careful, you’ll break the bank. I can’t even count the number of times my wife and I have gone out for a simple date night and spent well over $100. It’s something that just happens, unless you prepare for it. I found at least 5 cheap things to do in Vegas that will help keep that spark in your relationship or create new ones without looking busted or broke.

Experience Downtown Container Park, an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants.

From gourmet quick service dining at Downtown Terrace to award winning cocktails, there’s something for everyone You’ll love the interactive playground featuring The Treehouse, and you can relax while enjoying free concerts, movies, and more on the main stage.

The Fremont Street Experience is always a great inexpensive idea. The Viva Vision Light Shows and free live music each and every night of the week.

The Neon Museum is also very interesting. You can experience the magic, day or night!  Keep in mind, night tours feature the fabulous neon of  11 restored signs, and their beautifully and dramatically lit un-restored signs.

But if you really want to romance on a budget try the Gondola ride at the Venetian.  A Las Vegas must see, no trip to The Venetian would be complete without experiencing one of their gondola rides. Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, all while coasting down the Grand Canal.   Surrender to the romance of a live serenade from your one-of-a-kind vantage point. Prices are Monday-Thursday $29, Friday-Sunday $36.

The High Roller! The world’s tallest observation wheel is located at the end of the Linq’s Promenade.  Towering 550 ft above the Strip, enjoy 360 degree views of the entire Las Vegas valley on your date night in one of their 28 spacious cabins.  One revolution takes approximately 30 minutes and can be in a standard cabin or a Happy Half Hour cabin with an open bar and bartender. Daytime Adult tickets run $20 and nighttime tickets run $32.