Five Tips for a Healthy Relationship


ick and I have been together for almost three years.  We have known each other for almost 10, and even 10 years ago I knew he was someone special who had come into my life.  While our relationship isn’t very old, I feel like I have been with him forever.  There isn’t a moment that goes by where I don’t think about him or worry about him.  I literally can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.  Today, I wanted to share a little bit about us and how we make being in a relationship feel so easy, happy, and healthy!

I figured this was the perfect time to reveal our Okanagan photo shoot with Boketto Photography since we are talking relationships and all.  Boketto Photography is owned by a beautiful couple who take so many different types photos together, and apart.  Nick and I met with Lindsay and she truly was amazing.  It was the first time I have ever worked with a professional, and let me tell you I was not disappointed.  She was so easy to work with and the shoot was so relaxed, it was exactly what I was hoping for.  If you are ever in Kelowna and want to capture the moment, I definitely recommend booking with them!  

That evening, we met up with Lindsay at Quails’ Gate Winery in Kelowna, and unfortunately I was really sick but I was too excited for the shoot to cancel and I am so glad I didn’t.  There were so many beautiful areas on the vineyard to take the photos.  This particular winery overlooks Okanagan Lake and the views are stunning, especially at sunset.  I hope y’all enjoy the photos she took of us as much as I do!

Now, for the relationship tips:

Celebrate the Little Things

In every relationship there are going to be the big celebrations such as Christmas, New Years, Birthdays, Easter, etc.  What makes a relationship fun, is coming up with your own little celebrations. Nick and I always make a point of writing each other cute little notes on the 11th of each month because our yearly anniversary is on December 11th.  We also remind each other almost every day to wish on 11:11.  It’s something I have done for years and he always remembered, even 10 years later.  How cute is that?  The memory this guy has is unbelievable.  Taking the time to show how much we love and care for each other is so important because we all are guilty of getting caught up in our busy lives every now and again. 

Never Go To Sleep Upset

I refuse to go to sleep upset.  I have never done it, and I am not about to start!  It doesn’t matter how little or big of an argument, I will not go to sleep without resolving it and making sure there was an apology when necessary.  There is just something about waking up the next morning and having that bad feeling in the pit of your stomach I can’t handle.  Luckily, this hasn’t happened often but when it has, we always find a way to fix it.   

Saying I Love You…

Honestly, I have always loved Nick.  There was never a moment in my life that I didn’t have him in my heart.  I can never hang up the phone without saying it, go to sleep without saying it, or halfway through the day reading a text and replying with ‘I love you’ for no reason.  It’s just a feeling that has never gone away from the moment I met him.  I know to a lot of people it sounds too mushy and romantic, but it’s just as important for your man to hear it from you as it is for you to remind him.


In my whole family, there is a nickname for every one of us.  To be honest, I think this one started with my Dad.  Nick and I have a million and one nicknames for each other and none of them are mean or hurtful ever.  This one kind of goes along with no name calling.  We all have our faults, but I think it is so important to speak kindly to each other, even when you are upset because sometimes the things you say stick for a very long time and it can cause issues in your relationship.  

Keep the Spark

There are so many couples that end up separated or divorced and often times they say it’s because they ‘lost the spark.’   Nick and I are constantly coming up with new and exciting ideas to spend time together.  We have a date night once a week which gives us the time to reconnect with both of our lives being so busy during the week.  Side note: date night doesn’t have to be spending an arm and a leg out at a fancy restaurant.  A lot of the time we choose a recipe from one of our favourite recipe books, go grocery shopping, and cook it together.  Not only does it save us a lot of money, but it’s much healthier and can be a lot of fun!

[xo] -M

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Those tips are so spot on. Beautiful photos of you two!


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