(Closed) when are you no longer a newlywed?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I feel like “newlywed” is the first year.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@zippylef:  Agreed.

We’re in our second year and I still feel “newly married” moreso than I will at year 50, but I think the term newlywed arbitrarily stops after year one.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

After a year, I think you are no longer “newlyweds”.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m leaning towards after a year too I guess, but I can see what you’re saying. Assumimg you will be married for life, the first year isn’t technically that long & certainly still ‘new’ to you.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, I totally understand how you feel. Our anniversary is next month already! Holy crap that was fast. I think yes, technically “newlywed” usually means first year. However, I still feel like being married is new to me, and probably will for a while. 

Not that I ever “forget” that I’m married, but occasionally some random thing will happen and it will remind me that’s he (and his family) is mine until I die. I don’t know man, it sort of baffles me every time.. In a good way of course. ; )

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I guess I’m the odd one, I’ve been married for almost 4 months, and while I feel like a newlywed, I wouldn’t call myself a newlywed to anyone else. I feel kinda weird when others are like, “Oh, newlyweds!” Like I’m lying to them or something. Lol.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

I can’t believe our first anniversary is in July. I still feel very much like a newlywed, and I know that isn’t going to change in two months!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Hm, I think it may depend on point of view? I would personally say anyone who’s been married a full year is no longer a newlywed, but I’m sure our parents and grandparents will consider us a newlyweds until at least 2-4 years in, or until one of our siblings get married, whichever comes first!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

After a year you no longer have newlywed status in my book.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I will never stop being a newlywed 🙂 In my heart, I intend to still think of myself as a newlywed bride 50 years into my marriage.

That’s emotionally. Technically, I would say after 5 years but my reasoning is a bit morbid. When I was getting my psych minor, I learned that most divorces occur between the 5th and 10th years of marriage because couples will generally spend the first 5 years trying to work on it or hoping it will get better. So I say hopes and dreams and efforts that come with having a new marriage last about 5 years before things start truly settling into a marriage that will either last or crumble.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i never really thought of it but i am hoping to feel like newlyweds forever.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

1 year of newlywed “status”, though I find that anyone who has been married longer than me and Darling Husband tend to call us newlyweds 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PP’s that after a year you are no longer a “newlywed.” You can still act like it though!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@sweetpea87:  I agree

We will be at the 6 month mark on the 30th but we lived together for 2 years before getting married so I never really felt like a newlywed. Maybe for a few months it was excited that we were official but everything has pretty much stayed the same with the exception of my last name obviously 🙂

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