Whoever says that marriage doesn’t change your relationship is lying. After you’ve walked down the aisle with someone and uttered those sweet, sweet promises, your relationship takes on a whole new meaning. When you actually become someone’s wife, you will know just what I mean. It changes the whole way you feel about them and, indeed, how you spend your time.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that the romance wears off or anything like that. No, it’s more that it changes and develops into a new feeling. I honestly thought that no one got this, but it seems that we all feel the same way. I recently came across a series of incredible illustrations that show how your life changes when you say “I do!”
When you first start dating someone, the text messages you send are quite romantic. If your partner uses the big ‘L’ word, it means a whole lot to you. When you’re married, though, it’s not quite the same thing. Saying ‘I love you’ becomes almost a reflex, but it still means as much
When you’re first together, you dream of the day that your guy will take you for a nice, long romantic walk. After all, there’s nothing like getting a little quality time together, right? When you’re married, though, the best you can hope for is that he does the laundry.
Dating is a serious business – there’s no doubt about that. When your boyfriend is trying to woo you, he will go above and beyond. He will take you to the cinema and even buy the popcorn. When you’re married, though, date nights = nights on the sofa together.
Before you got married, you had to make sure that your makeup was always 100% perfect before you’d let your guy see you. Now, the tables have turned. If you do get dressed up for him, he must have done something really right somewhere along the line.
Before you got married, you were together because of all the wonderful romance and love you gave one another. It was all about the flowers and chocolates. Now, it’s the beautiful family that you have together that is the glue. When you look at your kids, you know that you have definitely made the right choice for you.
When you’re dating, your man will do some really crazy things for your affections. For example, he might get a tattoo with your name on it or maybe even shout your name from the rooftops. When you’re married, though, you realize that it is the little things that count…. like taking out the trash.
Back when you were dating, sleeping in the same bed was a rare thing to be treasured. Now that you always share the same bed, you long for the room that you once had. You used to be able to spread yourself out and relax. Now, you have to get used to sharing.
Dating means getting out there and doing loads of new things. When you finally settle down, though, you don’t always want to be out and about. Oh no, sometimes, you just want to stay at home with your hubby and relax. And hey, there is totally nothing wrong with that. It saves you money and means that you can have some quality time together.
When women are dating, they always want to look their best. That means living life on a crazy diet. Once we’ve settled down, though, we’re free to eat whatever, whenever we want. That freedom is one of the greatest things about marriage. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not – you can just be your unique, crazy self. And, if you want to eat four jars of peanut butter before bed, you GO for it!
I honestly hope that you found these illustrations as funny as I did. Remember, when you settle down, things might change, but if you have a good relationship, you will always be happy together.