Married Life: Stereotypes Vs. Reality
It's really not that boring, guys.
Stereotype: You secretly feel like you're better than everyone else because you're MARRIED.
Reality: You really couldn't care less about anyone else's marital status.
Stereotype: You hardly ever have sex.
Reality: The frequency in which you have sex no doubt changes when you've been with someone for a long time, married or not. But, it doesn't mean that your sex life is boring.
Stereotype: You go for "brunch" and "country walks" and own things like "wallpaper strippers" and "food processors".
Reality: It's all true and you love how fantastically fucking boring it is.
Stereotype: You're constantly arguing and bickering.
Reality: You'll of course have disagreements, but you're not constantly jumping down each other's throats.
Stereotype: One (or both of you) is secretly miserable in your marriage.
Reality: If you're happy with your partner, you won't be miserable. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're bored.
Stereotypes: Husbands are constantly on the verge of having an affair.
Stereotype: When you go on holiday together you spend the majority of the time arguing.
Reality: Travel-induced arguments do happen, but you don't actually spend the entire time you're on holiday at odds with each other.
Stereotype: Your wedding anniversary is a VERY BIG DEAL.
Reality: It's nice to go out and get shitfaced together to remember your big day, but it's not like the most important day of the year.
Stereotype: Husbands can never remember their anniversary.
Reality: When you've been together for a long time, it's easy for anyone to forget!
Stereotype: The spark will die and you'll eventually start treating each other like flatmates who barely like each other.
Reality: This is not guaranteed to happen in any relationship, never mind marriage.
Stereotype: When your partner goes out of town, you go completely rogue.
Reality: You go completely rogue. The dog sleeps in the bed. You eat only pizza, drink milk from the carton, and watch reality TV nonstop.
Stereotype: You will go to Ikea to buy furniture and have a complete meltdown while arguing in public.
Reality: You will go to Ikea to buy furniture and a have a complete meltdown arguing in public.
Stereotype: Your conversations revolve around bills, chores, and groceries.
Reality: Weirdly you do actually find other things to talk about because you both have other stuff going on in your lives.
Stereotype: You hate each other's family.
Reality: There will be things about your in-laws that drive you nuts, but things (probably...hopefully) aren't that bad.
Stereotype: You have completely embarrassing nicknames for each other.
Reality: You have completely embarrassing nicknames for each other. Even worse, you will accidentally use them in front of other people and then want to die.
Stereotype: Married life is full of mundane, domestic tasks and events that never seem to end.
Reality: Married life can be very mundane, but not in a bad way. Buying a shed = very satisfying.
Stereotype: You never go out anymore.
Stereotype: You'll eventually start wearing matching outfits and finishing each other's sentences.
Reality: You accidentally go out wearing matching outfits and finish each other's sentences. But not like Kimye. Never like Kimye.
Reality: You'd just rather have a dog than a baby and that suits you both just fine. Doesn't make you selfish, it means you like dogs.
Stereotype: If you have kids, you're exhausted and hate each other.
Reality: You're exhausted, but you love your family and you're actually quite happy THANKS.
Stereotype: Netflix cheating (aka "watching ahead") is grounds for a divorce.
Reality: Netflix cheating is grounds for divorce.
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