What little perks have you found to married life?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

^bump

Due to be married in 4 months so curious to hear other experiences and perks of married life!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@hislittlepenguin:  Bump as well as I will be legally married in less than 3 months!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bump! Getting married in three weeks!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Being “married” makes you sound like a Serious Adult Individual. I can only imagine how much that will increase once we have kids.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 DH and I didn’t live together before marriage and now that we are married it makes things so much easier! For example, if my family went camping, we would have to sleep in separate tents and now we don’t lol it’s something small but awesome!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband and I didn’t live together before we were married.  We used to live about 20-30 minutes apart and if we were busy with work or school we usually wouldn’t see each other.  Sometimes, while we were dating, we’d see each other 1-2 times a week.  Now we see each other all the time.  I mean, that’s to be expected and all but it’s been so wonderful <3

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SuperDuperBrit:  I agree with this also! It makes it so much easier to spend time together =)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bebealways:  We didn’t live together before marriage and we were also long distance, so the perks are endless. The two main ones are that I don’t have to wonder when I can make my next trip to see him, and I don’t have to deal with skype cutting in and out on our “date nights.” It was also kinda cool when I went to the dr and put him as my next of kin and emergency contact. And he was able to pick up a prescription for me. In general I’m loving being married. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

We aren’t married yet but since we own a home together we’ll get a huge tax break once married. Both of our car insurance premiums will drop significantly (and we both have 100% clean records). My FI will be able to use all the facilities at my university (the health clinic, the gyms and will get free passes to events with me). He can get a transfer for work and won’t have to commute 140+ miles per day. Typing this is making me wonder why we just don’t go to the courthouse tomorrow lol

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

  • I’m a teacher so I feel so much more “legit”. I think it will make the kids (10, 11, 12th graders) take me more seriously. “Mrs.”!
  • My neighbors don’t look at us in disdain now that we’re living together. 
  • I no longer have to say fiancé (ridiculous word)
  • I feel more like we are “one”. Sounds old-fashioned and cheesy but we generally are accepted as a combined effort, so to speak. Like we’re taken more seriously. If he’s invited somewhere, I’m expected to come. I like that! Holidays together, parties, etc

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Some car rental companies allow you to add a spouse (or domestic partner) as an additional driver at no additional charge. If you aren’t married then you have to pay for the additional driver.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@lealorali:  

+1

I am a teacher too, and love having the “Mrs.” sign on the classroom door.

We also did not live together before getting married. I love spending every single night together, watching TV shows together, not having to talk by phone all the time. I love being able to get (and give) hugs and kisses every single morning when we wake up, and every night when we come home from work.

Things also are easier financially. I don’t have to watch every little penny anymore. I love being able to spend more freely on little things. If I’m short on cash, DH gives me “pin” money and I love it! 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No one asked for my ID on our honeymoon. Not once! I usually get carded every single time it’s necessary, usually with comments about how I “look SO young”.

I was at an event with an open bar, and watched a girl, who looked about my age but didn’t have a ring, get turned away because she forgot to bring her ID. Meanwhile, I was up at the bar all night grabbing drinks without issue. I guess people figured that, if you’re married, you’re probably over 21.

I joked with DH that night, “Look at what you’ve done to me! I used to get carded every time, EVERY TIME. Suddenly I get married, and now people think I’m OLD.” Haha. 😉

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

He always fills my car up with petrol for me:)))

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