What changes when you get married?
April 9, 2011 6:35 PM Subscribe
What changes after you get married*?
I am engaged to be married this fall, and lately I've been wondering what will change. We already live together and share a checking account, and we've taken care of each other through some significant life changes, so in some ways, it's tempting to discount the weight of the actual marriage. But that's silly! Marriage is important and momentous and changes things, right? Or am I totally wrong?
I'd love to hear especially from people who live together before marriage, or otherwise acted like they were married. Good things and less good things, surprising things, things you never thought would change but did.
*For the purposes of this question, marriage = a formalized, public declaration of lifetime partnership, whether religious, civil, or otherwise.