Transitioning from single to married
You mean there’s two times as much laundry to be done? Yep, that’s right. But don’t worry - we’ve got some tips to help you work through your transition to being married. In reality, there’s a lot of (not so fun) stuff that comes along with being married that you most likely forgot about. It’s ok to be wrapped up in the honeymoon phase and only want happy thoughts, but you do have to transition together.
Here are a few things to work on as a couple:
Finances - This can be tough to work through because not everyone likes the idea of sharing their income with someone else - and that’s totally ok. However, you have to decide as a couple how much money you want to save for retirement, spend on social activities, furniture, etc. This is so important, and working on it together from the start can help save you from future arguments about it.
Communication - THIS is key! You CANNOT have a successful relationship without communication. Being verbal with your spouse is so important. Why? Because you can’t read one another’s mind! (And if you can, we’d love to know how you do it.)
Be a TEAM - This goes along with communication. Consult each other when it comes to decisions, and make them TOGETHER, especially if it involves shared finances. Lean on each other. This goes hand in hand with Compromise.
Argue - No, we’re not telling you to argue, but we are saying it’s ok to disagree. Work on healthy disagreement. You are not always going to see eye to eye on everything (SURPRISE!), so respect each other when it does come to differing opinions.
Patience - Take a breath before you yell and snap at your partner. Words CANNOT be taken back, and they can really hurt. Be patient, because life is not always perfect. And believe it or not, neither is marriage.
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