Through thick and thin
AS for newly-weds Alvin Fernandez, 28, and Maria Natasha, 29, their vow to be with each other “in sickness and in health” began long before they walked down the aisle. Alvin stayed by her side even when she was admitted to the hospital for kidney stones in 2009, and proved to be the rock in their relationship.
By the time they tied the knot, Alvin and Maria were convinced their marriage is built on a strong foundation of love, care, trust and devotion.
They also believed that being spiritual helped in building a strong, long-lasting marriage.
“While going through obstacles, Alvin and I prayed together. “It helped us both see the positive side to our issues and how to overcome them. Who knows what obstacles we may encounter in the future? Whatever it may be, we may not be fully prepared, but we will figure them out along the way,” says Maria.
The couple also believe in keeping communications open.
“A simple question like ‘ How was your day?’ is good enough to break the ice. Who better than you significant other is there to share your stories with? No matter how bad a day we’ve had, or how much trouble we go through throughout the day, we make it a point to share our stories with each other and never go to bed upset,” shares Maria, adding she learns new things every day in her conversations with her husband.
They also like to keep the romance alive in their relationship by making the effort to go on dinner dates, short getaways and through simple gestures like breakfast in bed.