Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly
Senior Wedding Writer
Marriage is a funny thing. We think about it all our lives and it still never is exactly what we imagined - good or bad. Yeah, it’s confusing like that. Being married is about a hundred different emotions and few too many unexpected situations. And if you’re tying the knot anytime soon, here are a few things you should know. Check out the 10 most surprising things about marriage.
Surprise, surprise! It’s not like in-laws and their daughters-in-law never get along. Maybe you’ll both have to put in just a tiny bit of an effort but things mostly are just fine. So take that thought out of your head and take the plunge with a positive mind.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you thought your sex life will reach another high, well, you’re mistaken. Just because you two now share the same room does not guarantee daily sex.
Yup, it’s not like you’ll stop finding it exciting enough after a while. You’ll still be aroused every time he touches you seductively and you’ll definitely have a great time each time things get hot and sweaty. *Wink*
What’s with women thinking that once married, they have to behave, dress or conduct themselves a certain way. You’ll still have all your freedom, girls. Maybe even more, since according to your parents, you’re now finally an adult!
Well, all functional human beings do! So if you thought you’ll have to magically turn into this superwoman who juggles work and home at a supersonic speed… Take a deep breath and relax. Real men are not as bad as they’re made out to be.
While that does sound extremely romantic (and cheesy), marriage does not mean you’ll eat, sleep and drink each other! You do continue to have a life of your own. You’ll find yourself partying with your besties, checking out cute men and even taking that solo trip.
… And people around you will understand that. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that your relatives will start pressuring you into ‘starting a family’. Every couple does take their time and has the freedom to take that call themselves.
Savings are important but if you thought that marriage would mean handling your finances extra carefully and thinking twice before making a big purchase… you’re wrong! Couples do save but they also enjoy, travel, shop and live it up as much as they can, especially in the initial few years of marriage.
And no one expects that out of you! Just like you don’t get along with all of your relatives, it’ll be the same in his side of the family too. Yes, you have to be courteous but no one really bothers all that much. It’s only the main family that matters.
Yeah, so it never really gets boring. Even if you’ve been in a relationship for years or if you’ve been married for long… You’ll continue to discover new and amazing things about each other. And that’s what will always keep you going.
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