5 "Harsh" Realities of Married Life


A marriage is comprised of ups and downs. Believe me, when the honeymoon period wears off, there are bound to be trivial arguments that can arise over anything and everything. But, today, as a man who's been married all of 3 months, I'm going to impart a bit of knowledge for you to discover the "harsh" realities of married bliss.

#5 Choosing what to watch on Netflix

When you're choosing a movie on Netflix for your significant other, know that she will not necessarily be watching it. Take my wife for example; every time I put on a movie or a show which doesn't involve Hyun-bin (of Korean drama fame), you can bet she'll either be on Instagram stories or snoring. So when she wakes up from her short nap, be ready to answer questions about what the movie or show was about because "I missed out some of it."

#4 Looking for things

Pictured: Her looking for a real man.

Okay, let's get real for a moment here. People are very good at losing things, which is the inspiration for hide and seek. You are going to be spending a lot of your time looking for each other's things. "Where's the shampoo?", "Where's my towel?", "Where are my specs?", Where did you put the Tupperware?" are some of the common questions you will frequently ask each other throughout your marriage life.

#3 A hairy situation

People are generally animals, which explains why I keep finding clumps of hair all over the house. It can be on the floor, in the sink, on the sofa, on the carpet, on the table, everywhere you can imagine hair to be, there you shall find. Still, don't be too quick to judge your significant other because she'll probably tell you, "But I'm not the one who's balding."

Well played.

#2 Being the matured one

Pictured: Maturity

Being married means that you have to be at least functionally mature. I usually like to make this joke with my wife when we're going out for dinner;

Her: Where are you taking me?
Me: For granted!

Being mature in a relationship is very much like being the pineapple on pizza; people don't understand how it works, but when you try it for yourself, it's great. Because of this, my wife reminds me to be mature all the time, which leaves me speechless. Still, you have to admit that it's hard to reply her when my mouth is stuffed full of crunchy chocolate bears.

#1 Seeing all of each other

There's a joke that many wedding emcees tell at weddings; "the shortest sentence is 'I am' but the longest sentence is 'I do'", which is frankly, a bad joke. Marriage is way more than just that. You see your significant other every day, and with it comes all of their habits, behaviors, everything you may not have fallen in love with that person for. It's especially hard to kindle up the fires of your dating days when you're both scrubbing toilets (and grunting), washing the dishes or taking out the trash.

But I can tell you that it's all these things which make marriage life so great, because I have all of 3 months of experience under my belt. To be able to see my wife every night when she gets home, to talk about our day and what happened, it's honestly the best feeling in the world.

So yes, as "harsh" a reality as it may be, I wouldn't give up marriage life for anything. Also, because my wife is probably reading this right now.


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