“How’s married life?” people ask me. I don’t really go into great detail about life post-June 26 besides a one-word answer (“Great!”) and maybe a saucy eyebrow waggle.
Still, I’m big on introspection, no matter my marital status. What has marriage taught me two months in? Have I learned anything that I could pass onto others walking down the aisle?
Why is this? Well, to quote Pearl Jam, “Everything has changed! Absolutely nothing’s changed!” What does that mean? My husband and I have been living together for three years. We’ve also worked at the same company for that amount of time.
After spending 16 hours a day together for over a thousand days, what else do we have to discover about each other? I thought. I concluded that our journey was done. We had checked everything off the list. Marriage was going to be all Wheel Of Fortune and frozen pot pies from here on out.
“But wait!” I told myself. There was plenty to check off of our life lists: home buying, cross-country and/or international travel, Bad Times and (maybe) parenthood, to name just a few things. This entity we entered into sixty-two days ago does not mean our lives have to be in lockstep until we croak.
To recap: things are great. I made the right decision. We’ll talk about marriage again when I’ve got something to say.
That being said, I can’t get enough of hearing others talk about their marriages, be they good, bad or mediocre. Enter your thoughts on marriage in the comments section and maybe we can all learn something.