“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up” ~ Ogden Nash
You met. You fell in love. You’re getting married. Congratulations! While you’re all abuzz getting wedding plans in place, I hope that you are also thinking about the actual marriage and what comes with it. There are a few things that you should probably start wrapping your mind around now.
First, your spouse will have expectations. Certainly there will be those mutual expectations of loyalty, honesty, supportive, and the other things that your vows will cover. However, if you’re going to be expected to do all of the cooking and you can’t boil water, this is worthy of a discussion…and maybe a few cookbooks.
Second, your spouse won’t always listen to you. (I know, you didn’t want that getting out…) There is going to come a time when your favorite show/biggest game of the century will be on and your spouse will walk in at that very moment and want to discuss the meaning of life. Chances are they’re not listening at all.
Lastly, and this is the MOST important thing to expect when you’re getting married. Your spouse is not perfect, and neither are you.
Again, congratulations on your pending nuptials, remember to call your planner regularly (smile), and after the big day don’t sweat the small stuff.