Post # 1
When I was at the dentist last week, he was telling me the advice he’d been given to say people who ask “How long have you been married?” He was married a year ago, and he said it’s the perfect response to all those frustrating comments (like: oh, do you still like each other (if you are newly married) or, are you still happy?, etc.)
I was thinking about it, and he may be on to something… so, thought I’d share with the hive. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m thinking it will work! And, not just for newlyweds, but every season of life.
The response? (he said it’s KEY to not pause & to say sweetly) – “It feels like yesterday!”
What do you think? Will it fend off the crazy comments?? I think it just may!
Post # 3
I like that response a lot! I haven’t gotten any of those questions yet, but that response is really sweet.
Post # 4
ugh, why do people have to be so negative about marriage? i think that response might be perfect. i’ll keep it in mind for if (or more likely when) i get those questions.
Post # 5
Wow, I can’t believe people ask, “Do you still like each other?” and “Are you still happy?”
Post # 6
I had someone ask me if i was still happy. It was a good friend of mine, who is a committment phobe herself, and i think she was very relieved to hear that marriage didn’t change anything and I was just as happy as I was before .
Post # 7
Not many people ask me how long I’ve been married, but I do get “How’s married life?” all the time. It honestly doesn’t bother me though, I know some people are trying to get a negative response from me, but they never do 🙂
Post # 8
@Bubu82: oh, just wait 🙂 It’s meant in ‘good-natured fun’ – and often comes from people that have been married for decades (at least in my experience). There will be some crack about the happiness wearing off or the ball and chain or some other nonsense. As if being happy and married was a horrible thing. I liken it to the strange comments when you tell people you are getting married – like “are you excited!”. 😉
Post # 9
I like that response! But I rarely get asked how long Ive been married as well. Most people still ask me “How is married life” and Im still saying “the same”!
Post # 10
I just say how long it has been … I have yet to have any response rather than congratulations, or asking if it feels any different …
Post # 11
Why not just joke back? “Well yesterday was touch-and-go for awhile” with a smile on your face. 🙂 No one has asked me that yet but it’s what I would say.
And actually, I find strangely I like him more. Now that we are home from the honeymoon all I can do is look at him and think “THIS is my husband and I am so happy”.