I don’t know where I first heard it, but every time someone says the word ‘marriage’ in my head I automatically think “Marriage: It’s not for everybody”, and I think there is some truth to that. To be married takes a lot of hard work and commitment, which hopefully in the end will all be worth it. Now I’m not married, I’m not even close, but one day I’d like to think that I will be married – hopefully to someone that looks like Megan Fox but that’s beside the point –  and I think in order to do that my wife and I are going to have to make some serious sacrifices.

Marriage is a beautiful thing, but let’s be honest it is completely different from being single. Even though you have committed your life to another person, the fact is that you are still two totally different people, and what might have been ok when you were single may not be allowed when you are married. Let me explain.

Being a guy, I know that there are things men do that we do not want out girlfriends or wives ever finding out about. There are also things that we have that may not make the move to your new shared home with your significant other. But that’s what marriage takes, sacrifices. In order for things to work out, both parties may have to change their lifestyle just a little bit in order to have that fairytale ending, unless of course you are Monica from Friends and then only Chandler has to make sacrifices.

What specifically am I talking about though? Well for example, let’s say you are a single guy and at you currently have an arcade machine, a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a pin-up Playboy poster. While those things are pretty cool, and go hand-in-hand with a bachelor lifestyle, once you get married the Mrs. may not approve of such things and might ask you to get rid of them. Now I’m not trying to make the woman sound like a mean person here, it’s just that I can only speak from one perspective; I don’t want to even try and pretend like I know what women think about when they are about to get married.
The point is that in order for a marriage to run smoothly, you have to be prepared to make sacrifices. If you think that you can keep the single lifestyle even after you are married, I think you will come to find that that is certainly not the case. That doesn’t mean that it won’t be fun though (personally I am looking forward to it).

I hope this article hit home for some of the beautiful couples out there and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This article was written by Matt S.