The Way to His Heart After 1, 5, and 10 Years of Marriage

Oftentimes, just by being you, you're sweeping your guy off his feet - whether you're newlyweds or a well-settled duo. Now, grab a tissue because these real guy quotes will warm your heart. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

1 year
"I keep falling in love with my wife's excitement at the world at large. She gets excited for every new experience together, every new trip together, and every new activity. And this pure joy and excitement makes me love her even more as I can't believe the enthusiasm she has for spending out lives together." - Kevin B., 36

"The first year of marriage is hard because you're just learning how to live with each other and juggle day-to-day stuff like bills and chores with romance. The way to my heart is when she makes me feel desired and appreciated, like when she makes my favorite meal because I had a hard day at work. Also, when she dresses up for me instead of wearing her sweatpants all weekend, that really helps, too." - Bryan D., 32

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"Kristin is more of an action person than a words person, and she gets to my heart by showing me on a daily basis that I have someone by my side who always considers my feelings. It could be something as simple as coming home from shopping for our baby boy with a new long-sleeve shirt for me because she noticed that I didn't have anything warm to wear. And it's the big stuff, too: I had a fairly major surgery this year and when I was coming to, all I wanted was to see her. I asked for her so many times that the nurse allowed her in the recovery room. Why? I knew when I saw her I was going to be okay because she is where my comfort and safety lie." - Jay F., 37

5 years
"There are a number of things Savannah does and says (often) to make me keep falling for her. Now that we have twin babies, just watching her care for them - from breastfeeding, to making homemade baby food, to laughing with them - makes me swoon. And she knows me, so whether it's helping me remember things (my glasses for the movies), ordering my favorite delivery dish without asking, or calling me out on my B.S., I know she's got my back. It's getting better every day." - Sam E, 39

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"The way to my heart after five years of marriage? Blow jobs! I used to get them all the time when we first got married, and now with a two-year-old son and both of us working all the time, blow jobs don't happen as often. But when they do, I feel that loving feeling all over again like it was in the beginning." - Tom P., 39

"I find that it's the small things that melt my heart. An unrequested embrace when you don't expect it, an 'I love you' out of the blue, even just a holding of your hand. These are the type of things that remind me of why I love this woman so much." - Daniel G., 49

10 years
"My wife, Jen, and I have known each other for more than a decade, and she still gets to my heart. Like in the midst of an argument or disagreement (whether I am wrong or right), I can recognize I am being ridiculous or she recognizes the same in herself. We laugh or just share a look that confirms the suspicion or obvious fact. But the argument continues. In the end, there is always an apology, a ceasefire, and we follow it up with together time on the couch after the kids are asleep. All is right again, and there is no other place I want to be. Also, in a group setting, we can have a conversation just through glances. Occasionally, we screw it up like the telephone game, but most times it's apparent." - Gavin P., 34

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"It touches my heart how she puts everybody first. She takes care of everybody. I also like her smile at the end of a hard day." - Michael S., 34

"One way my wife, Barrie, sweeps me off my feet is by just how much she makes me laugh. She does over-the-top imitations of me (e.g. extreme overreactions when my political candidate loses, or feigning sharing my insane excitement when I get a photo pass to shoot a Slash concert). The caricatures are both funny, but they also give me a perspective of how I can come across - healthy feedback we all could use more of! And what's wonderful is that as time goes on, we are constantly adding shared experiences and inside jokes - so more and bigger laughing attacks keep coming." - Ilya M., 43

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