If you think your life will be the same after marriage, you’re wrong. So, here are 10 things you actually need to know before you get married.
1. Nothing really changes in the beginning
If you’ve lived with your partner before, you will not feel any different when you are married. You might feel proud to be officially together and get used to writing your new last name, but that’s about it. You will be more protected legally and will have some government benefits. If you have just moved in together, you will notice that some of your expenses will drop – a pretty nice bonus! There will be no sudden change or revelation, you’ll just notice some gradual evolutions as time goes by.
2. It’s time to share
Before “I do”, you had yours and he had his, but now it is all “ours”. You share a home, a bed, a bathroom, and sometimes even a toothbrush! For some independent women, this can be a surprise. While you can initially choose to divide your things, with time it won’t matter anymore. The only things that will be yours and only yours are the things your partner doesn’t like, so don’t hesitate to stock up on things you both love (or that he hates :D)
3. Private life doesn’t really exist
Privacy will become a luxury. You love your partner and want to spend the rest of your life with him, but sometimes you just want a relaxing bath and an hour to yourself. Things will get even worse when you have kids – no rest for the wicked! Nevertheless, the joy and happiness of creating a family will push the need for the solitude of single living out of your life.
4. Dinner time plan
To eat in or out? Italian or Chinese? All these things can become a real problem when you’re debating with another person. It’s great when you like same things, but what if you don’t? Sometimes you have to sit down and think about a meal plan for the week. It’s a boring thing that nobody wants to do, but it can bring peace to your dinner table.