Week#21: Briana & Kyle

This week we are sharing the awesome story of Briana & Kyle. They share that communication is an important tool for a great relationship and how their matching interests make them the perfect match. Check out their story below!

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Briana & Kyle

Ages: 25 and 25

Status: Together for 5 years and married for 1 year

How did you meet: We met at a mutual friend’s party in college. I had heard about Kyle’s green thumb from others and was interested. There are more details but we will spare you of them.

When did you realize you were in love: On a “trip” in Orlando.

What qualities in each other make you a good match: We are both adventurous, like art and love food. We are both independent, and strong-willed which has the potential to create issues at times but at least we understand one another somewhat. We both are fairly progressive and have similar ideologies. It is important to us that these match.

What is your perfect date night: Kyle: A fun excursion activity-type thing early in the day with a nice dinner but not overly upscale followed by a couple drinks and then a soak in the hot tub. Briana: Good food, maybe some good drinks. Though the hot tub thing is nice too.

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What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how did you get through it: Just everything. In terms of the prompts, we have had job issues, financial issues, location/situation issues, health and mental health problems, have broken up (early in our relationship), family things, and soooo many more things. It would be a little difficult to narrow it down exactly but the top several things that would be the biggest perhaps aren’t for the internet.

What is one thing you would like to improve about your relationship: Kyle: Communication Briana: I would like him to communicate better as well. I said I will try to be less of a cocky asshole and Kyle said while I am very much those things, he doesn’t mind the cockiness and would prefer I just be less self-righteous (so I will try that).

What advice would you go back and give yourselves when you just started dating: Kyle: Be a better boyfriend. Do dating properly. Briana: I would say I could have communicated better regarding certain things early in the relationship.

Thank you Briana & Kyle for your open and honest answers!

If you would like to keep following their love story visit their blog  http://marriedwithmaps.com/ and check them out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @marriedwithmaps


Authored by: Katie Vannier

Katie is a baker, nature enthusiast, and lover of naps. She brings a female perspective to LoveTripping with a focus on romance, approaching arguments rationally, and strengthening bonds. Katie believes both partners need to give 100% and be willing to compromise for a relationship to work.

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