Marriage is pretty freakin’ awesome.
It means you have found that one person you want to spend forever with -- and, chances are, you celebrated it in a big way. But aside from all the unsolicited advice that brides and grooms are bombarded with, there are a few marriage truths you probably won’t realise until you’re actually hitched.
Read on for some simple truths about ‘non-storybook’, real-life love.
1 Once you have tied the knot, there will be days when you can’t get enough of him/her. There will also be days when you wish he/she forgets his/her way home.
2 The same way you had doubts about going to the right college or picking the perfect career, you’re going to have a few moments of lying awake at night and wondering if this is the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with.
3 TV is a huge part of marriage! Get ready for hours of debating between House of Cards and IPL. In fact, you will spend more time talking about what to watch than actually watching anything.
4 You know how he/she throws his/her clothes on the floor, right next to the laundry bin? Neither that nor those thousands of little quirks your partner has are going away, so just learn to deal with it!
5 Just because you’ve got that ring on your finger doesn’t mean you’re going to get him/her to sign up for couples yoga or bowling.
6 Marriage embarks on an entirely new level of comfort: It’s safe to say you will want to bail out on every other social commitment you have, together or separately.
7 Just because that ring symbolises your commitment to marriage, it doesn’t mean you’re not going to be taking on multiple roles. Ladies, you’ll become a wife, maybe a mother, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law and definitely a nurse.
8 The idea that you and your partner should always work things out before you go to sleep is unrealistic. Sometimes you will actually need to sleep on your issues, so you can properly articulate how you feel the next day.
9 We bet you didn’t think you’d be spending this much time with your husband/wife while peeing. Yeah well, we all have tonnes of stuff to do, and sometimes you will have to chat about what to make for breakfast while brushing your teeth.
10 Although the idea sounds good and things may actually start off that way, it is unrealistic and unsustainable in the long run. Save yourself some performance anxiety by understanding that kissing and cuddling may be enough for some nights.
The author tweets as @SanyaHoon