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Shit Just Got Real…

Getting married was the easy part, staying married is the challenge. 

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Doing That Married LIfe

A non-religious take on newlywed life. Sharing real marriage stories, experiences, and resources for newlywed couples who want to build the marriage they deserve.
Jessica and Michael Coster

About us

A late thirties, child-free couple who took the long way around. We’re Mike & Jessica Coster, the married couple behind Doing That Married Life. 

We’re no experts, but we’re sharing what’s worked for us and everything we’ve learned about relationships & marriage along the way. We hope you find something relatable, helpful, or at the very least something to laugh about.


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Jessica and Michael Coster

About us

A late thirties, child-free couple who took the long way around. We’re Mike & Jessica Coster, the married couple behind Doing That Married Life. 

We’re no experts, but we’re sharing what’s worked for us and everything we’ve learned about relationships & marriage along the way. We hope you find something relatable, helpful, or at the very least something to laugh about.


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About us

A late thirties, child-free couple who took the long way around. We’re Mike & Jessica Coster, the married couple behind Doing That Married Life. 

We’re no experts, but we’re sharing what’s worked for us and everything we’ve learned about relationships & marriage along the way. We hope you find something relatable, helpful, or at the very least something to laugh about.


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Jessica and Michael Coster
“Happy couples understand that helping each other realize their dreams is one of the goals of marriage”
Dr. John Gottman

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Things you’re doing that are ruining your relationship. Not saying thank you Not spending time with friends Being dismissive of your partner’s feelings Judging your…
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Simple Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Spouse

Simple Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Spouse

When you’re in a long-term relationship you run the risk of taking your partner for granted and forgetting to tell them how much you appreciate them. Here are 5 ways you can show your appreciation for your spouse and give your relationship a boost.
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Things to Start Saying Yes to in Your Marriage

How long have you been married? Are you finding yourself spending more time sitting on the couch, binge watching Netflix and mindlessly scrolling through social…
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Budgeting For Newlyweds: How to Create a Budget That Works

Budgeting For Newlyweds: How to Create a Budget That Works

Money and budgeting can be a scary thing for newlyweds. Some of you might have even tried to ignore it altogether in hopes that it…
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How We Handled Our Budget Once We Got Married

Budgeting For Us At the beginning of our marriage, we continued to manage our money separately. We did have a joint account, but the only…
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100 Cheap Date Night Ideas

100 Cheap Date Night Ideas

Having a regular date night is one of the surest ways to stay connected with your spouse. But, it’s easy to put off date night when you’re trying to save money. Date night doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 101 cheap or free date night ideas you can do this weekend!
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