(Closed) Are you happily married?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Are you happily married?
    I am very happy. : (133 votes)
    59 %
    We have our ups and downs, but overall, I am happy. : (65 votes)
    29 %
    I sometimes have concerns about my marriage and how compatible we really are : (19 votes)
    8 %
    I am unhappy and really wonder if my marriage will last : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I think I made a serious mistake by getting married : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 31
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    8039 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’d definitely say I’m happily married, but so much is going on with our lives right now that to say I’m “happy” overall wouldn’t be quite accurate. I have moments of happiness in between stress.

    I was never a happy go lucky type, though.. and I think it’s unrealistic to expect to be happy all the time. I am happy we’re married, though… it’s awesome not having to worry about planning the wedding anymore, and being married makes me feel a little more secure emotionally as well as financially (like if something should happen to one of us).

    Post # 32
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    1724 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    Dating was far more stressful to our relationship. The beginning, of course, had its kinks and disagreements to work out as two people come together and start sharing a life. The end stage of that involved frustration and fear that I was wasting time and the relationship was never going to progress. The engagement was stressful because of the finality of it.

    The last year has been great. I’m very happy that I married my husband. So many struggles are behind us, we’re settled in just about every aspect of life. It’s great.

    Post # 33
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    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m very happy! We have almost been married one year together for almost 4 years. The past year has been very eventful we had two weddings pratically, bought a house and did renos and my Darling Husband opened his own business oh and we just got 2 new fur babies! WE are both very tired but super happy!

    Post # 34
    Member
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Being married is the happiest I’ve ever been. Even our dog is happier! We’ve only been married for 5 months, but since the stress of the wedding and moving is over, everything is so much easier! 

    Post # 35
    Member
    1639 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We’re very happy! 🙂 I wrote that there are “moments” because let’s face it, anyone who tells you there aren’t moments EVER in a relationship are lying their asses off. =) But for the most part I’d say 99.9% of the time we’re extremely happy. Just when I’m PMSing or when he has a bad day at work/gets in a fight with his mom or something and comes home in a huff there are moments when we kind of go “RAWR” and then we say sorry and move on. We lived together before we got married, so really, if anything, being married is just a little extra. Mostly, everything is the same except now there’s better tax benefits and health care, lol. 

    Post # 36
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am very happy with my marriage we have beeN though a lot its his first marriage my 2nd he adopted my girls we went though health issues my hubby has severe diabetes he is completly blind i. On. Eye now n lost 80% in the other he has been there for me as well i was diagosed with rare heart problem and needed surgery we both lost everything are home cars everything but God n eachother got us though he is amazing man n my best friend and we are planning are 7 year vow renewal cus we have been though so much n feel like its time to celebrate so yup i am very happy 🙂 

    Post # 37
    Member
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am very happy with my marriage we have beeN though a lot its his first marriage my 2nd he adopted my girls we went though health issues my hubby has severe diabetes he is completly blind iN One  Eye now n lost 80% in the other he has been there for me as well i was diagosed with rare heart problem and needed surgery we both lost everything are home cars everything but God n eachother got us though he is amazing man n my best friend and we are planning are 7 year vow renewal cus we have been though so much n feel like its time to celebrate so yup i am very happy 🙂 

    Post # 38
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    3296 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    We went through a lot in the first few months of marriage, and it took him a little bit of time to catch up to the “husband” mentality, but now that he has, and we have come out the other side, marriage is amazing. We are very, very happy. It’s funny, we just passed the 8 year mark of being a couple, have lived together for most of that time, yet marriage is this whole new phase! Today he gathered up all of my receipts and tax docs and did my taxes with his “because we’re married now!” It was such a nice suprise. 

    ^^

    Congratulations to you and your husband, mrstattoo! You sound like a very strong couple.

    Post # 39
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    3669 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Next month is our one year and nothing has changed in our relationship. We were super happy before the wedding and we are super happy now. However we are both unhappy with our current living situation and are ready for a change. 

    Post # 40
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    3277 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Anonymous1063:  

    I am much happier than I was during our engagement and our first two years. My husband and I have a very solid marriage because we have been through a lot in our seven years as a couple. Marriage has forced me to mature emotionally. I have a greater capacity for patience, forgiveness and reining in my temper. 

    Part of the reason we are renewing our vows is we want to celebrate getting through difficult times. Many couples would have been divorced by now. We want to share our joy with the family who was not present when we married. 

    We are in our third year of marriage and it has been our best so far. I once asked my husband how happy he is with our marriage and he said he is happy about 85% of the time. I am 90% happy and I think those are damn good percentages. 

    Post # 41
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Happy, albeit sexually frustrated and lonely at times. Darling Husband has health problems that are wreaking havoc on his libido, plus we’re coming up to the time of the year where he’s out of town for business quite a lot, so that’s where the lonliness sets in. That part I should be used to because it’s always been like that (the 13 years I’ve been with him, anyway), but I can’t help but miss him and the intimacy… it’s just natural.

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