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16 Stories That Will Restore Your Faith In Marriage

Don't believe the naysayers — marriage really can be awesome. This surprisingly heartwarming Reddit thread proves it.

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Reddit user IamNotCleverEnough recently posed this question on r/askReddit: "Happily married people of reddit, when did you realize your marriage was awesome and what makes it awesome?"

In less than 24 hours, the question received over 2,260 comments. And they do not disappoint. Here are some of the heartwarming and adorable answers. (Is it dusty in here, or what?)
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In less than 24 hours, the question received over 2,260 comments. And they do not disappoint. Here are some of the heartwarming and adorable answers.

(Is it dusty in here, or what?)

1. An awesome marriage is one where you can enjoy the finer things in life together.

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2. Or when you get a kick out of your person's adorable quirks.

3. Making blanket forts together = winning at marriage.

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4. And being kind to each other, every day — that's a really wonderful thing.

5. Friendship and honesty make for a really great marriage.

6. So does being a team.

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7. Being strong for your partner when they're at their lowest is super important.

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8. Love is sometimes saying what the other person needs to hear, even if it hurts.

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9. If you can survive a trip to IKEA, you KNOW that you're in it for the long haul.

10. And being on the same page is a really lovely feeling.

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11. And so is finding joy in the simple, everyday things.

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12. Lasting love is also about talking through the hard stuff. Even the REALLY hard stuff.

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13. And tolerating (and maybe even enjoying) your partner's questionable puns.

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14. And so can laughing at fart noises together.

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15. Sign of a fantastic marriage: Knowing that as long as you have each other, everything is gonna be OK.

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16. And a truly awesome marriage is the kind where you just know, and feel lucky every day. Because when you know, you know.