New Year, Who Dis?

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Welcome, 2019!

Can you fuckin’ believe it?

We surely can’t. And if you told us that we’d be starting a blog and a podcast this year, we’d of thought you were crazy.

In fact, we never intended to start any sort of business together; we were pretty adamant that we wouldn’t, because, well… we want to stay married.

Over time though, as our relationship grew, and we figured more shit out, there was this nagging feeling… this idea that we just had to share our journey with other people.

We would continue to hear stories from newlyweds and struggling singles, and we would constantly remind ourselves how damn lucky we were to have found each other.

And other people noticed too. Friends, family, and even strangers on planes would take one look at us and say, “that’s the real deal!”

So, here we are.

Welcome to our little corner of the internet.

A place for us to share our journey, connect with you, and hopefully help someone find love or comfort in knowing they’re not the only couple dealing with the adjustment of marriage.

Who are we?

We’re Mike and Jessica, a 30-something happily married couple who live in Los Angeles. We’ve been married since April 2017, and together since 2015.

We found love in a hopeless place… the internet.

eHarmony to be exact. We’ve both had experience on multiple dating sites and have to say, the eHarmony algorithm is the shit.

On the surface, we’re an unlikely couple. Truth be told if we met in any other circumstance we wouldn’t even be friends, let alone married.

But deep down, where it really matters we’re a perfect match. We’re thankful every day that we got matched by the algorithm. Our connection was immediate, and we just knew.

Stay tuned for more about our story in an upcoming post.

You can also read more about us here.

Why are we blogging?

We started this blog because we know there are so many other couples out there just like us, who could use a little guidance, inspiration, and even a little hope.

Doing life with people can be hard, doing that married life even harder, and if we can offer some support along the way, then that’s what we want to do.

What are we blogging about?

We thought long and hard about what we were going to talk about. How much of our life would we share, and what exactly would our potential readers want to read about.

Life, love, and marriage is quite the journey, and there are so many things to learn and practice along the way. From finding each other and nurturing our relationship to managing our money, and our health. We couldn’t choose just one topic.

We figured, if we were tackling all these things at the same time, there were other couples that were too… we wanted to take those steps together and find a community of like-minded couples… experiencing the same struggles, reaching the same milestones, and finding the same successes.

It’s always so comforting to know that you’re not the only one, right?

Who are we writing for?

If you’re a couple or a single in the pursuit of marriage, there’s likely something in this blog that you can relate to, or learn from.

We encourage you to take a look around and let us know what you think, or what else you’d love to hear about. Feel free to start a conversation in the comments, or email us.

What are our goals?

We’re not really sure where this blogging journey will go, but we’re excited to start it.

Mike and I are natural researchers, and lifetime students determined to build the life of our dreams, together. If we’re dedicated to learning as much as we can anyway, we would be remiss not to share it with others.

Thanks for being on this journey with us. We can’t wait to see what happens next!

Doing That Married Life | Mike & Jessica Coster

An unlikely couple, we met in a hopeless place… the Internet. Good boy, meets bad girl; connects over their love of music, food, and aversion to the outdoors. On paper, we made little sense, but the timing was impeccable. We finally understood what was important and what we wanted in a relationship. No lists to review, or boxes to check - we just knew we worked.