Love Letter: Lessons I’ve Learned in 9 Years of Partnership (6/14/23)

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE summer? I was born in July (and love that my baby was too) and this week in June is a big one for Andrew and I. 

We met on June 11, 2014 and got married on June 17, 2017. For us, the day we met is a “bigger” anniversary than our wedding day because we know that our lives were forever changed through meeting each other and our commitment to one another was given long before our wedding day. 

I wanted to celebrate with you this week and acknowledge what I’ve learned after being together for 9 years. All of my relationships before Andrew never lasted longer than 1 year. 

Your midweek mantra is, “I embrace all of the lessons I’ve learned in Love.

I know on The New Truth Podcast, we recognize that time together in and of itself doesn’t mean much, because we know many people stay together out of fear, but at the same time, there are things people in long-term relationships have that are well-earned.  

It’s also the same as long-term friendships. 

When you’ve been through almost a decade with someone, that means something. Your commitment means something. 

In all my previous relationships we could never get past the phase of when the honeymoon ends and when the choice to deepen or not begins. 

Lots of people chase the rush of love, which is not love, and then wonder why it fades. 

Love can grow with time. And, love can sustain through difficulty and heartache and heartbreak. It MUST because that’s the price of choosing to be together with someone long term. You go through many, many seasons and phases. 

A romantic partnership is made to transform you and how you think about life and love. 

Love is about acceptance and imperfection. 

It’s about allowing one another to follow their own path and believing in that for them. It’s about truth-telling and committing to one’s own health and well-being. 

I’ve been coaching for 11 years, helping women find their person. It’s truly an honor to see my clients find the one they can build a life with, practice love, and grow with. 

The partner they find as a result of believing in themselves and their own worth and no longer needing to chase or convince someone to love them. 

It’s deep work, this love thing. ❤️

It’s deep work, growing up and becoming available for the kind of partnership that heals and transforms us and soothes our souls. 

I’m grateful to be walking this path, both with my husband and in my own devotion to teaching others about real love. 

Check out The New Truth podcast episode from this week, “Thriving Relationships – Part 2: The 5 Sacred Relational Fundamentals.” Kate dives deeply into the importance of healthy, thriving friendships and how they will benefit your romantic relationships. She unpacks the 5 Fundamental Relational tools that must be in place to create healthy, aligned relationships. 

I love you,