BuzzFeed Puts Together List Of 27 Things People Wish They Knew Before Getting Married

BuzzFeed Puts Together List Of 27 Things People Wish They Knew Before Getting Married 

Posted: 6:20 am Thursday, May 17th, 2018

By MelissaOnK923

BuzzFeed asked its readers to share the things they wish they’d known before tying the knot. Here are 12 of the best responses (check out the full list at the link):


  1. “Making communication your biggest priority is crucial. My husband and I are at a point where we can say, ‘I hear you and I disagree’ without arguing. Well, except when the conversation is about Kanye.”
  2. “That you don’t have to do everything together all the time.”
  3. “That you don’t have to follow societal norms. My husband and I sleep in different rooms because it works for us. We sleep better and thus, like each other more.”
  4. “That my spouse isn’t a mind reader. Just because how you feel is obvious to you doesn’t mean it’s obvious to them. Tell them what you need them to know.”
  5. “I didn’t realize how difficult dealing with in-laws would be. I had to learn how to communicate with a family that works very differently than mine does.”
  6.  “That marriage is fighting about ridiculous things like both of you knowing the milk in the fridge is expired and neither of you throwing it out.”
  7. “I wish I knew my husband’s spending habits. I discovered pretty quickly after we were married that I’d have to be in charge of the budget so that he doesn’t blow money on things we don’t need.”
  8.  “I wish I knew what a pain in the a** it is to change your last name.”
  9. “I wish I’d known I was a lesbian before I married a man. Do some self-reflection before you jump into something just because you feel pressured to do so.”
  10. “Know your spouse’s beliefs about having children and raising them. The biggest arguments my husband and I have been over how to raise our kids!”
  11. “That graciously and quietly picking up some slack when your partner forgets to close the closet door or wash the dishes goes a long way to keep the peace.”
  12. “That sometimes just sitting in silence together is the most satisfying thing ever.”

Maren Morris and her husband, Ryan Hurd just tied the knot… wonder if they knew all this stuff about each other?

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It is a miracle that I am awake right now before you, so I’ll write this quick. I remember the day I first saw you and how painfully attractive you were. Yes, I’m shallow, but it’s true. We wrote a song Tim McGraw later recorded, had lunch at Mojo, and that’s when I got to know you. You were kind and told the first of many Dad jokes I’d come to hear over the years. Then a bee flew up your shirt and your reflexes were so quick and hilarious, I tried to stifle a laugh. That was 5 years ago and the universe had its plan to make us wait, but wait we did, and now I feel like I’m the luckiest human to be yours. I don’t think we really abide by the whole “soulmate” concept, because you don’t complete me and I don’t complete you. We are whole. But know this… you amplify me. You never try to water me down or extinguish my fire to be myself. You just love me. I promise to love you. We made it one whole week of marriage, and we haven’t called it quits, so that’s something to celebrate. Now wake up, and let’s go have a drink before noon in this beautiful place to celebrate your music video being out. I love you, @ryanhurd

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