Week#23: Hannah & Andrew

We are pleased to be sharing the love story of Hannah & Andrew. This couple reveals that sometimes the road to a happy life can start a little bumpy. Read ahead to see how their support for each other keeps them strong and deeply in love!

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Hannah & Andrew

Ages: 27 (H) and 38 (A)

Status: Together nearly 3 years and Married

How did you meet?: Andrew and I met at work.  At the time I was engaged to somebody else but that was more just going through the motions and neither of us were really feeling it.  Meeting Andrew changed what I wanted out of life.  Not the immaculate love story, but an honest one.

When did you realize you were in love?: When the flirting turned into a more serious conversation and I decided then and there that I was going to end my previous relationship.  I did it straight away as I didn’t want to be unfaithful.  I’m not sure if it was love at that point, but it was something I knew was worth exploring and sacrificing my whole life for.  I’d say I knew for sure on our first proper date.

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What qualities in each other make you a good match?: We’re both really open.  Perhaps because of how our relationship began, there wasn’t time for playing games and second guesses.  We had to be as open and honest with each other about our feelings from the very beginning, and this has always helped us to communicate well.  There’s never any judgement and we both speak exactly what’s on our minds, and the other will listen.

What is your perfect date night?: Soooo many to choose from.  We love getting dressed up, going to a jazz bar, listening to a couple of sets and then maybe sharing a glass or two of wine with candles back home.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how did you get through it?: There have been a few challenges.  The biggest was probably the circumstances in which we got together.  I had a life I had to leave and tie up.  That was emotionally difficult for me but Andrew was so understanding, he gave me the space I needed before we moved in together (space I didn’t even know I needed).  Understanding each other’s needs and putting them before our own really helped this situation.

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What is one thing you would like to improve about your relationship?: Since we found out we were pregnant (14 weeks now yay) the romance has taken a bit of a nose dive in favour of morning sickness and fatigue.  So making sure we still have time for romance, intimacy and time for each other throughout this journey is firmly at the front of our minds right now.

What advice would you go back and give yourselves when you just started dating?: I don’t think I’d give myself any advice, but rather reassurance. Reassurance that you’re doing the right thing, that the plunge  I’m making is going to be so worth it.  And to have faith in my decision. Life is going to be so much better. 🙂

Thank you so much Hannah & Andrew and congratulations on your new family!

If you want to keep following Hannah & Andrews LoveTrip as they start a family, visit them at their blog With Love in Mind and check them out on Twitter @LoveinMindBlog

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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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