Tuesday, February 15, 2011

day 46: Why Marriage is Hard

After a hard couple of weeks, I'm going to give my two cents on why marriage is hard.
Take it for what it's worth to you, and if you think I'm completely off base, then ignore this musing.

I'll be honest. The past couple of weeks have not been little rays of sunshine. It's been tense and uncomfortable. We just couldn't seem to please each other no matter how much we tried. Nothing was good enough. It was very frustrating!!

One of the teachers I work with asked me how married life was going. I looked at her and said it was fine. It wasn't much different than what I was expecting. We frustrate each other, and that's that. She then said that marriage is hard. We talked awhile longer, but all I could really think about was how marriage is hard. And, you know, I just kept coming back to the same thing. Marriage is hard because you can't leave easily. When you are in a committed relationship {not married}, you can leave if it's not giving you what you want anymore. When you're married, you have to file paperwork and get a lawyer and get divorced or an annulment. I think it takes more work to end your marriage than to work at it and save it. Then again, I'm just voicing why I think marriage is hard. I, personally, would like to work at my marriage and have it forever. It's something that I can be proud of because my husband and I cultivated it and made it ours. Sometimes I might find myself wishing I could be single and just reap the benefits of single-dom, but I know that Mr. GrapeJuice will always be there for me, and I am grateful for that and forever will be!

Pretty much, marriage is hard work but completely worth it in the end!

photo source :: .marriage-and-relationship-counseling.com, psychologytoday.com


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