There are a lot of clichés that surround marriage. From “marriage means compromise” to “happy wife, happy life," a lot of different people in your life will try to give you marriage advice. While some of it is worth absorbing, most of it might be complete garbage. If you are wondering what to listen to, here are five myths about life after marriage that you should know about.
1. Nothing will change
Having a diamond ring on your finger doesn’t mean that your relationship won’t have its ebbs and flows. You may start to notice that being married makes you have a brand new set of arguments and hot topics to work out together, whether about finances, kids, or the next step to take together – whether that means buying a house, car, or moving to a new location.
2. You are always on the same page
After you get married, you might start to make a lot of joint decisions together, which might bring to light that the two of you are not on the same page about everything. While people say that marriage means compromise, it might not be so easy to do if you have opposite opinions on something.
3. Money situation is perfect
Relationship experts always say it’s important to talk about finances with your partner before you get married. But it doesn’t mean you have all those details sorted out before your wedding day. You may notice that there’s some work to do with figuring out joint credit cards, bank accounts, and even what to do with your wedding gift cash.
4. Kids come next
Just because you said “I do," does not mean that kids on the brain. Roll your eyes at the pressure to “start a family" that your family may put on you after your wedding.
5. Couples counseling means a lot is wrongGoing to a couples counselor may seem like a taboo thing to do with your significant other. You may even start to panic that if other people find out, they will think your relationship is completely broken. But going to a therapist can help with common arguments and strengthen the backbone of your marriage.
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