That Hallmark Couple


Everyone you meet is going through something that you can’t see. And every couple has their own issues.

My husband told me a family member called us “that Hallmark couple”, and I laughed so loud to the thought of it.

Here’s the thing, we’re not perfect, and we’ll never claim to be.

We’re like anyone else, except we know how to balance each other out. We get upset, we have our disagreements and most importantly, we love each other like crazy.

What Makes Us ‘Perfect’
One thing that has helped up cope with everyday life is our ability to feed off other each other’s energy. When we have disagreements, We don’t yell, we discuss.

Some people find it strange how we don’t argue. The thing is, neither one of us like being yelled at and we do our best to calmly talk things out.

We tag-team through life, but understand we have certain tasks to complete ourselves. My husband won’t wash the dishes, and I won’t touch the garbage pails. Although, if necessary we both know we’ll gladly do so to help the other person out.

Yes, my husband forgets to take out the trash and the house isn’t always spotless, but we don’t get down each others’ throats about it. We understand that there are other things to be concerned with.

My husband works 50+ hours a week and I work from home. Together, we make the best out of the time we have to spend with our kids. Errands get done, but at our own pace. We dedicate time to the things that need our attention, like our family, including the pups.

So no, I won’t tell my husband to get up and take the trash out when he gets home from work. He’s taking that time to spend it with our kids, to pet the pups or just to simply breathe from a long day. And on most nights, he’s giving me a breather.

I don’t expect anyone to understand our madness, but I will let you know that regardless of anything, we’re always willing to stand by each other’s side… no matter how crazy our ideas might be.

What makes you “perfect” in the eyes of others?

8 Comments

  1. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    January 30, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    <3 I love this. I think it's so important to recognize the INTENTION behind someone's actions and not judge them based on their action alone. I think both my husband and I realize that, at the end of the day, our priority is to spend the hour we have together doing just that. Being together. Not worrying that there are dishes in the sink that need to be cleaned up. Not worrying that the clothes are still in the dryer. But just focusing on the present and enjoying the limited time we get together. <3

  2. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    January 31, 2017 at 12:37 AM

    My husband and I aren’t perfect either, but we’re already entering our 9th year of marriage! And to think we don’t even get to spend a lot of time together since he works abroad. ๐Ÿ™‚

    For us it’s about trust, and keeping the love alive, and knowing our priorities – which is of course, our son. Also, we never, ever argue about money. That’s one thing we agreed upon even before we got married. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Fatima Torres

      February 6, 2017 at 8:19 AM

      Yes! I think people let material things ruin their happiness. We’re not rich, but we make the best out of the time we have — that’s the most expensive thing ever. You can’t buy it with money, you just have to cherish it as it comes and goes.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    January 31, 2017 at 4:46 AM

    I like the title, it’s really funny but also very sweet. Hallmark Couple, sounds perfect without a doubt. I think it’s amazing for couples to not fight and just discuss things, it’s one of the healthiest ways to keep your relationship steady. Shouting won’t do you any good, but good communication definitely solves things.

  4. Kelly Reci

    January 31, 2017 at 5:18 AM

    There’s no perfect relationship but I ca say that our marriage is strangely perfect. some of our friends keep tellingg us that we are so blessed to have each other, and they are jealous to our relationship. I feel so perfect every time i hear that phrase haha loll

    1. Fatima Torres

      February 6, 2017 at 8:17 AM

      You’ll find that there are people who don’t want to see you happy. They will nit-pick everything you do and say you’re a bad person. Don’t listen to those who do that. If you’re happy, be!

  5. Marceline Dementori

    February 6, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    I just love this. I don’t like screaming and shouting as well and so, my SO and I talk things out as much as we can. It’s really important that you guys work together instead of being against each other all the time.

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