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Meghan King Edmonds Shares Surprising Relationship Advice: "The Best Marriages Are Flawed"

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum also opened up about the "love languages" that she and her husband speak. (Hint: It's not the same one.) 

Meghan King Edmonds and her husband, Jim Edmonds, celebrated Halloween in the most spookily romantic way: They dressed up as a pair of zombies. (Look, Halloween is not the night for champagne and caviar; it's the night for eyeballs for two!) When sharing the look on Instagram, Meghan used it as a segue to introduce her latest blog post. Here's what she wrote in her caption: 

"After four years of marriage, we’ve turned into zombies! But seriously, marriage doesn’t have to be scary. I wrote a blog on the top five things I’ve learned in our four years of marriage." And over on her blog, The Real Housewives of Orange County  alum got way more real than the threat of a zombie apocalypse. 

Riffing off the concept of "love languages" — which, as Vicki Gunvalson well knows, basically describes how people in a relationship show affection — Meghan admitted that she and Jim speak different ones.

"Jimmy likes acts of service. I like quality time. If you aren’t sure how your spouse speaks 'love' just watch how he communicates his love to you. Jimmy will wash my car or clean the kitchen.  Even though these are nice, I’d rather the two of us have a nice dinner without cell phones or go on a field trip to the museum. But, I understand that 'quality time' isn’t his first (love) language so it’s not as natural for him to think of doing something like this. Nudging him in the right direction is fine but also embracing what he perceives as the greatest acts of love is going to make everyone happier."

She also encouraged her followers to embrace the flaws in their marriages — because what relationship is flawless? "We are inundated with perfection via social media. It’s not real," Meghan wrote. "Remind yourself of that. The best marriages are flawed. You read that correctly: the best marriages are flawed! How?  Because they allow their marriage to be a work in progress and don’t put pressure on it to be magically better or different or something they wish it was instead. Just live in the moment and work through differences as they come." 

Credit: Meghan King Edmonds/Instagram

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