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Mr. and Mrs. Leach (12 years)


The Neighbor Next Door...

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Les and Tamara grew up in the same town. Unbeknownst to them, they were neighbors and attended elementary school together. During junior high they started to date. Married on August 2, 2002 Tamara and Les went from next door neighbors to husband and wife.

Oklahoma, USA
 
ª     Tamara, what qualities did you see in Les that made you want to marry him?  His dedication, commitment, humor, and honesty.

ª     How do you keep the romance going? What are some things that you enjoy doing as a couple? Pillow talks * date night
We also have certain sitcoms that we like to watch together.

ª     What is your favorite part of marriage?  Having a partner that loves and supports me, our marriage, and our family. 

ª     What is the most important aspect in a marriage to make it successful? Commitment

ª     Life often throws many curveballs, and those that make it through those tough times stay together. How have you dealt with stressful times that arise?  We talk about the issue and create a plan to resolve it together.

ª     Marriage isn't always a cakewalk. What advice can you offer newly engaged couples when disagreements occur? Discuss the issue as adults. Consider advice from valid people but let the final decision be based on what’s best for YOUR relationship.

ª     What do you see as the strengths of your marriage? We have BALANCE!! We work hard to make sure our careers, relationships with others, and our busy schedules do not interfere with our marital matters.

ª     Les, what do you LOVE about Tamara?  I love her “corkiness”…I love how she thinks that she is funny when she’s not and her nerdy actions.

ª     Tamara, what do you LOVE about Les?  I love Les’ honesty. I also love the fact that he always “checks in” on whether or not he needs to work on something in our marriage.

ª     What advice would you give newlyweds?
*Depend on each other and no one else
*Invest in your marriage...attend workshops and/or couple's groups, read books
*Be prepared before issues arise
*Don’t get too busy with schedules to spend time with one another

ª     What song best describes your marriage? 

“You’re All I Need” by Mary J Blige and Method Man

8/2/2002
ª     What was your wedding song?
“Spend My Life with You” by Eric Benet and Tamia

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