(Closed) Serious question – Is marriage what you expected?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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heputaringonit:  Yep, they said opposites attract! And for my one friend that I’m thinking of they both are pretty opinionated so that can makes things a little more difficult. I’m very opinionated but my husband usually just agrees! Come to think of it, I probably think marriage is a lot easier than he does LOL

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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jjbeebee:  lmao!!!!!  That’s priceless! 

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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flutterbiikisses:  for me, its exactly the same as before. We bought our house years before we got married and were together 6 years before we got engaged and 7 before we got married. Nothing has changed at all and i love that.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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winterwoodlandbride15:  if you got married in 2015 then you can’t file as married for your 2014 taxes…gotta wait until next year 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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2monthweddingplanner:  I’m not sure that information is completely accurate! My Brother-In-Law and SIL got married in February 2013 and filed married jointly in April 2013!!

As far as marriage goes..we are 9 months in and so far so good! We didn’t live together before marriage, but it seriously wasn’t difficult at all. I also don’t understand when people say the first year of marriage is the hardest..if that is the case, DH and I are pretty set for the rest of it because it’s been EASY!

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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mrsdfarrar6714:  Then your BIL and SIL filed incorrectly. Your marital status is determined by your status on Dec 31 of the year you’re filing for…eg you have to be married by Dec 31st 2014 to file as married for your 2014 taxes which are due April 15, 2015.

chances are it won’t matter and your Brother-In-Law and SIL will be fine. But technically they committed tax fraud and if they ever get audited theyll probably owe some money back…

more info:  http://www.efile.com/tax-deduction/income-deduction/marriage-tax/

http://taxes.about.com/od/filingstatus/qt/FilingStatus.htm

 

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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flutterbiikisses:  I think the biggest mistake anyone can make is to expect marriage to fundamentally change their relationship.

Our marriage didn’t change anything about our relationship at all apart from the fact that I can refer to him as ”my husband” instead of ”my boyfriend”, and the fact that we made the committment not only to each other but in front of all our friends and family.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We’ve been together 10 years and we’re getting married in June. We’ve also lived together for the majority of our relationship.

We’ve seen long term couples get married then divorce quickly but we’ve also seen the happy ones that are still going strong years later. Just as we’ve seen both sides of the coin for couples getting married quickly. I think it’s alot to do with ‘expectations’…marriage isn’t some sort of magic glue, if there are problems there already then marriage won’t suddenly fix them. I think some people turn around 6 months after the wedding and think ‘oh, nothings changed’ and then split up when really it was on its way out long before they got married!

We are the opposite as we really don’t want anything to change. We are very happy as we are and we’ve been very open with each other about why we want to get married after this length of time. We are getting married purely because we want to: not because we think we should or because we want kids or because it might be better financially or because other people tell us to… 

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s a couple of weeks shy of 6 months of marriage for me, and it’s better than I expected. We’ve been together for 9 years, and I thought our relationship was already great. I was expecting more of the same. I didn’t expect to have a whole newlywed bliss phase, but we’re in one, so that’s good.

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