Hello. Also, I love you: guest post & giveaway

i am so grateful for Sue and her guest post today!
Sue is an incredible woman with an amazing story. i have had so much fun getting to know her better so far this month and know that we will be close blogging friends for a long time!

she has a great perspective on life and is already a great example to me.
plus she has already helped me in SO many ways in just a few short weeks that really i cannot thank her enough!
i feel so blessed to know her and really think you all should get to know her better too!!
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Hello to all the lovely readers at And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson. My name is Sue and I blog over at Hello. Also, I love you. I love to laugh and hate to cry. I have an amazing husband named Aaron and an adorable puppy named Twink. We are a happy little family of three. Aaron is in the Air Force and because of that we get to live in Japan. I love to try new things and I'm lucky that I get to do that almost every day. I try to live each day with a happy heart and an open mind. I don't always succeed but it's always worth the effort. If you have a minute come visit my blog and say hello. I love to make new blog friends.

I love that Megan talks about stronger marriages a lot on her blog and I wanted to write something along those lines. So today I'm going to tell you something you probably don't hear much about. My husband and I recently started couples counseling. He's a little embarrassed about that but honestly, I'm not. I don't see counseling as a last ditch effort to save a marriage. I see it as something to help a marriage be even better than it already is. If you're new to something and you don't really know how to do it, how do you learn? Trial and error is an obvious one. Or you can read a book or take a class on it. And that's how I view counseling. We're taking a class that will help us to better communicate with and appreciate each other. My husband does not mistreat me, we hardly ever argue, and we're very happy together. This is just something that will help us be better than we already are.

Sometimes communication in a marriage is hard. I say something and my husband hears something completely different. Then I think he did the opposite of what I said just to upset me. But really, why would he do that? The easy answer is he didn't. I just took it that way. But it can be so frustrating some days trying to work through our different communication styles. My husband is a wonderful man but we were raised very differently and we simply don't see eye to eye on some things. I like that we can go to our counseling session and have a safe, neutral environment to talk about some of the things that might be hard to talk about otherwise.

We're not on the same page with religion or politics (the two "big" issues) and that's okay. We don't have to have the same opinions. My view on both those subjects has evolved as I've grown up and learned more about them. I'm constantly learning new things to help myself be a better person. And really, that's what it's all about. Being a better wife, sister, daughter, friend, soon-to-be aunt, and one day mom. If I am the best person I can be and my husband is the best person he can be then we consider ourselves lucky. And this is why I'm not ashamed of going to couples counseling. It's helping us to be better people and to understand each other. I think my husband is amazing for agreeing to go with me. It's not every man who will admit that maybe we need a little help understanding each other. And it's not every man who will admit that maybe we could do a little better.

Okay, enough of the deep/intense stuff and on to my giveaway!
 
Today you have a chance to win a purse I found in one of my favorite stores here called Sieblet. I have no idea what that means but there are all sorts of cute purses and socks and girly things, so it's my kind of store. This purse will come stuffed with Japanese goodies for you to enjoy, but they're a surprise!




Ways to enter
(leave Megan a comment for each)

Follow Hello. Also, I love you. via GFC
Like Hello. Also, I love you. on Facebook
Follow Hello. Also, I love you. on Twitter
Follow Hello. Also, I love you. on Bloglovin'


Good Luck!
And thank you Megan, for having me on your blog today!
 
 
thank YOU, Sue!!
and can i please have that bag?!?!
kthanks.

73 comments:

Rachel said...

I followed Hello. Also, I love you. via GFC! :) Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!

Nikkiana said...

I'm a big fan of couples counseling as well. Communication can be really tough at times.

Followed on GFC. (nikkiana)

Nikkiana said...

Liked on Facebook (as Nicole Henninger)

Nikkiana said...

Followed on Twitter (as nikkiana)

Nikkiana said...

Followed on BlogLovin. (Can you tell I need a new purse? LOL.)

Meghan said...

i follow on gfc!

Meghan said...

i like on facebook!

Meghan said...

i follow on twitter!

Meghan said...

I follow on bloglovin'!

Rachel said...

I had already liked her on Facebook :)

Rachel said...

I was already following her on Twitter! :)

chambanachik said...

I already follow you via GFC. :)

chambanachik said...

I already like you on FB.

chambanachik said...

I follow you on Twitter. :)

chambanachik said...

Aaaand I follow you on Bloglovin'. :) Yea!

P.S. I loved this post. I think it's awesome you guys are proactive about marriage.

SouthernBelle83 said...

Following Hello. Also, I love you. via GFC

SouthernBelle83 said...

I "Liked" Hello. Also, I love you. on Facebook - FB: Ella C. Parker

SouthernBelle83 said...

Following Hello. Also, I love you. on Twitter - @cheeta_kat

SouthernBelle83 said...

Following Hello. Also, I love you. on Bloglovin' - SouthernBell83

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Elisha(: said...

I follow hello, also I love you's blog!!

Shane said...

Following Hello, Also I love you!

Shane said...

Like Hello also I love you on fb!

Shane said...

I follow you!

Shane said...

I follow her on bloglovin!

Shane said...

I follow her on twitter!

eryka {from abcde} said...

I follow Hello. Also, I love you. via GFC! :)
~Eryka
erykaann88@gmail.com

eryka {from abcde} said...

I like on FB! :)
~Eryka
erykaann88@gmail.com

eryka {from abcde} said...

I follow on twitter too! @erykaann

~Eryka
erykaann88@gmail.com

Kaycie Eddie said...

I follow via GFC!

Kaycie Eddie said...

I liked on FB!

Kaycie Eddie said...

I follow on twitter!

Kaycie Eddie said...

I follow on bloglovin!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

following her blog via gfc.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

and following her via twitter. i think i'm more excited about the japanese treats than the bag itself!

Franchesca said...

For a minute there, I almost thought you were talking about me and my hubby! Communication is hard stuff!! I have tried to work on giving him the benefit of the doubt, but it is so hard at times. Thanks for being so open with your post. Looking forward to following your blog Sue.

xx fran

Shepherd's Daughter said...

I Follow Hello. Also, I love you. via GFC

Shepherd's Daughter said...

I Like Hello. Also, I love you. on Facebook

Shepherd's Daughter said...

I Follow Hello. Also, I love you. on Twitter

Shepherd's Daughter said...

I Follow Hello. Also, I love you. on Bloglovin'

Aleks said...

i follow with gfc!

Aleks said...

i follow on facebook

Aleks said...

i follow on twitter!

Jenn @ PSP said...

Already a follower of Sue on GFC : )

Jenn @ PSP said...

Liked on facebook!

Jenn @ PSP said...

Following on Bloglovin'!

Cat said...

I follow on GFC!

Cat said...

I like on FB

Cat said...

I follow on twitter

Cat said...

I follow on bloglovin

Amanda said...

I follow via GFC.

Amanda said...

I follow on twitter!

Amanda said...

I follow on FB.

Abbie Lewis said...

Followed on GFC

Abbie Lewis said...

Liked Hello. Also, I love you. on Facebook

:)

Abbie Lewis said...

Followed Hello. Also, I love you. on Twitter

Katie said...

That is very awesome Sue! Congrats to the both of you for wanting to work toward a stronger marriage!

memory said...

Following her via GFC! Neat blog name.

SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

Jessica Sebastian said...

That bag = must come live at my house.

I follow her on GFC!

Jessica Sebastian said...

And a fan on FB

Jessica Sebastian said...

Twitter follower :)

Jessica Sebastian said...

And now on Bloglovin', too!

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

Cute!!

I follow Sue by GFC

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I like Sue on facebook

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow Sue on twitter

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow Sue on Bloglovin'

Ashley Brooke said...

Hi! Following you on GFC and Twitter!

Thanks :)

ashleybrookeblog@gmail.com

whitneyfreeman said...

I am following Hello. Also, I love you via GFC =]

whitneyfreeman said...

I am following Hello. Also, I love you via Facebook =]

whitneyfreeman said...

I am following Hello. Also, I love you on Twitter!!

whitneyfreeman said...

I am following Hello. Also, I love you on bloglovin'

Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!! Would LOVE to win this super cute bag!! and the surprises inside =]

jasonandlindsey41510 said...

I love Sue's blog! I read it everyday. Since she loves your blog, I think Ill start reading yours too. :D

jasonandlindsey41510 said...

I follow Sue on GFC

jasonandlindsey41510 said...

I liked Hello. Also, I Love You on Facebook