Most of us, when we first marry, think we know what we’re getting ourselves into. We read books and articles, we pump our long-married friends and relatives for golden nuggets of advice, and we mentally prepare ourselves to be the most understanding and compromising partner ever. Anger and resentment? Not us. Stereotypes? Never.
But then, after a few years, reality smacks us in the face like a stale wedding cake, and we find ourselves succumbing to pretty much every bad stereotype ever. Luckily, and with a little help from hilarious marrieds on social media, we can laugh about it.
Remember how we thought we’d sleep tangled up in one another like a pair of boa constrictors? No.
We think we’re seeing a pattern here:
We discover that, yes, laundry really does replace sexy times:
But one clear benefit of being married for a while is knowing each other so well it’s almost…scary:
We bond over our mutual feelings of superiority to other, clearly inferior, marrieds:
We become familiar with the paradox of being willing to die for one another, but with petty caveats:
We discover the necessity of the “why I fell in love” mantra:
But we also learn that certain disagreements mean we’re actually doing pretty damn well:
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