A recent study showed that about nine in ten Americans (88%) see love as the most important reason to get married. And it totally makes sense. With butterflies running errands in your stomach, making this most important decision of your life just feels like the right thing to do.
But as soon as you tie the knot, the game changes, the cards turn, and a new world of married life opens up to you. Both the biggest blessing, and occasionally a solid curse, living in a family unit with your significant other is full of hilarious little moments.
From finding out your husband eats spaghetti with a spoon, to 79% of your marriage being about texting each other the shared passwords, these are some of the brutally honest tweets from people who know it all too well.
It’s no secret that married life is one heck of a task. Because it’s one thing to meet the love of your life, and another to actually commit to a lifelong healthy relationship.
In a previous interview with Bored Panda, Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and her husband James Pawelski, the authors of "Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts," said that one of the biggest challenges that most newlyweds face is how someone can be sure that they're ready for marriage.
Moreover, most newlyweds put all their energy into wedding preparations and totally forget what it’s all about. "A wedding is a magical day, no doubt, and of course something to celebrate, but what about planning for all the days to come in our marriage which is intended to last a lifetime?”
The book authors claim that most newlyweds believe that happily ever after happens naturally, but that’s wrong. “Research shows it’s healthy habits that build long-term love," they said. Without our effort, a successful marriage is hardly possible.
“Popular culture seems to romanticize marriage, making people think that once you get married, you can merely ride off into the sunset together. That’s obviously not the case. It takes work." The couple concluded that healthy relationships take hard work, just like everything that's worth going for in life.