We Asked, You Told: Real Women Share Their New Year's Marriage Resolutions

Real Brides New Years Marriage Resolutions

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Congrats! You've officially made it another year as a married couple, and as we all know, sometimes you have to look back to really move forward. We asked a bunch of real brides to reflect on the past and tell us what they aspire to do different in their relationships in 2016. From trying not to sweat the small stuff to taking more weekend trips together, here are the New Year's marriage resolutions they had to share. Now, what's yours?

"My New Year's resolution for my marriage is to be more affectionate with my husband. More hugs, holding hands, stolen kisses and even straight up middle school style make out sessions. I think with our busy lives it can be easy to forget that intimacy comes in forms other than just sex so I want us to recapture some of the magic of when we were dating." — Kristin

"Honestly, to not get divorced! I'd like to continue being a tight pair and to keep our lines of communication open, as well as remain best friends. I'd also like to start a family together, but that might be next year's resolution ha-ha." — Jess

"My New Year's marriage resolution is to actually go on our honeymoon! We had a very small wedding this year and said that we would honeymoon in 2016, but if we don't commit to making it happen, work and life will get in the way. I want to be intentional about setting aside special 'us' time." — Alissa

"My husband and I got married in November of 2014, and since then I've changed jobs twice and took on a lot more side hustles. I was an absentee wife. My marriage resolution for 2016 is be more attentive and to reinstate date night. Too often we get caught up with work, family, friends, etc. and forget to make time for the two of us. I'm hoping 2016 will bring us even closer." — L'Oreal

"To do more weekend trips. We love exploring small towns and our goal is to visit two new towns in the South every month. Nothing better than exploring a new town with the love of your life." — Michiel

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"My New Year's marriage resolution is to spend more quality time together, as opposed to quantity. I'd like to turn off the TV, put down the iPhones, iPads and laptops and actually hang out, fully engaged and tuned into each other, without the constant distractions. Easier said than done, I know!" — Casey

"Our goal is to make more time for sex and just adult time in general! We have a six-month-old baby and don't want to be that couple that uses our kid as an excuse to stop living our lives. The stronger our connection, the better off our daughter will be." — Michelle

"My marriage resolution is to learn to let the little things go and to appreciate our differences. I want to concentrate on all the positive things my husband does for us instead of sweating the small stuff...it's exhausting! " — Gwen

"To eat at the dinner table at least three nights a week! That way, we can catch up and talk about our days instead of plopping down in front of the TV and zoning out." — Meredith

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