Some things in life are perfect in thoughts, like happily ever after, unless you wish to live forever with rose-tinted sunglasses up your nose. But then that’s what life tells you… make your own Utopia. So here go my thoughts on what was and what is life before and after marriage.
Life before and after marriage
Life does change dramatically after marriage. The single life is something that is quite different from married life. But if you look at things with a bit of humour you can sail through. This is what I have always done. So here’s a take on life and possessions before and after marriage.
1. The bed space before and after marriage
Before marriage, my bed was my own. Entirely, the 3 by 6 single bed without a head post was completely mine to tumble upon and relax. Though after marriage and on a king-sized bed, it’s difficult to keep boundaries. Sometimes one gets tumbled over and under the bed too.
2. Couple goals before and after marriage
Before marriage, the couple goals exist. He says I’ll do anything for you darling. Post marriage, well the goals exist but more like throwing the laundry from beside the bed into the laundry basket at the end of the lobby. Even a simple task like taking out the garbage becomes a proposal for headache.
3. Weighty issues before and after marriage
Before marriage, every calorie matters. Size zero may not happen but staying fit happens. Post the event, the notion changes to Who Cares!! You can pile up the calories and the French fries and burgers are suddenly so much more enticing. The ghee in the ghar ka khana also smells heavenly. Ummm…
4. Romance before and after marriage
Before marriage, the weekends are “oh so romantic”. Going out by the beach or just plain going out alone with him/her, looking at the stars above and then finding those shining morsels on the ground in the partner’s eyes is tempting. After marriage, the stars turn to glaring volcanoes because either there is no privacy to spend time alone or the time spent is more on the to-do list of family priorities.
Before marriage, the movies are all about rekindling romance but after marriage, well they become a medium to catch up on some much-needed sleep in the dark!
5. The efforts you put in before and after marriage
Before marriage, there is a seriously low level of trust. You keep your breath tucked in to show a flat tummy. Your appearance is always shiny at any hour of the day. Post marriage, the trust increases to such comfy levels that farting comes naturally and so does the booger hunt.
6. Slow sexy smiles before and after marriage
Before marriage, the slow sexy smiles mean an invitation to come out for a slow walk while keeping her head on his shoulders and the hands intertwined. After marriage, the slow sexy smiles are often an indicator of help needed in household chores!
The high heels under sexy dresses often get replaced with comfy shoes so that chores get done on time.
7. What happens to “I love you” before and after marriage
Before marriage, the “I love you” messages are welcome any time and every time but after marriage, the same text or emoji becomes a reason to doubt the very intentions of the partner.
The lovebirds before marriage often turn afterwards into the angry birds.
Before marriage, rose flower dominates all occasions. Afterwards ironically, the flower exits but as a cauliflower!
In conclusion, before and after marriage scenarios are rarely what we imagine. Some experiences might be amazing yet some others leave much to the imagination. Like they say, “It’s an experience worth having at least once so go ahead and create your own marital Utopia!” How life changes after marriage. Sigh!