Jay-Z & Beyonce. William & Kate. David & Victoria Beckham. Barack & Michelle Obama.
Search #MarriageGoals and you’ll find hundreds of pictures of these happy couples vacationing somewhere exotic, lounging on a yacht, or just genuinely enjoying each other’s company. It’s great to get a glimpse into the lives of these happy couples, but have you ever stopped to wonder what makes them tick behind the scenes? How much hard work, planning, and energy went into those Instagram pics and videos? What we get to see on social media or perhaps even with couples that we know personally is really just a very small piece of their life. When you dig deeper into any successful relationship you’ll see that the happiness and success that is summed up in a picture comes from real planning and goal setting. In other words, a successful marriage doesn’t just happen…they make it happen.