Post # 1
It makes sense to me to say that after one year, you are officially out of the newlywed status. But our one year anniversay has come and gone now and i still feel like we are “newly married”. Just curious what others feel in terms of when you went from being newlyweds to just married? Based on how i feel, i would now say we can be “newlyweds” for another year at least.
Post # 3
I feel like “newlywed” is the first year.
Post # 4
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
After a year, I think you are no longer “newlyweds”.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
After a year you no longer have newlywed status in my book.
Post # 12
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
i never really thought of it but i am hoping to feel like newlyweds forever.
Post # 14
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
I agree with PP’s that after a year you are no longer a “newlywed.” You can still act like it though!
Post # 16
@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 🙂