15 People Describe What Being Married Means And TBH, It Doesn't Sound Great

by Candice Jalili
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My parents got divorced when I was 2 years old, so I don't have much of an idea of what matrimonial bliss is supposed to look like. If I'm being completely honest, I also don't even really know if "matrimonial bliss" is even a real thing. So, yeah, you could say I've wondered, "What is marriage like?" from time to time.

Luckily, a recent hashtag on Twitter, #BeingMarriedMeans, has given me a little bit of insight into what marriage is supposed to look like.

For some people, marriage means a very real and beautiful relationship.

This couple, who's been together 32 years, thinks two is better than one.

These two have been each other's best friends for 15 years.

But for most people, matrimony didn't seem quite so blissful, though.

For this lady, marriage means never having to shave your legs.

For this guy, it means compromise... kind of.

For this lady, it's just a whole new family to hide from at all costs.

For this lady, it means sometimes sharing blankets.

In fact, the blanket thing seems to be a big issue for a lot of people.

For this lady, marriage is all about the finances.

For this guy, it means having to hide when you're on social media.

For him, marriage means always being in the wrong.

For this lady, marriage is having to reprimand someone for always leaving the toilet seat up.

For this dude, it means it's finally time to start using mother-in-law jokes.

For this lady, the joy of marriage comes from finally having shared health insurance.

For this lady, marriage is just another reason for people to annoy her.

But some people are still holding out hope for some eternal love.

So yeah, it seems like being married means a bunch of different things to a bunch of different people.

Are any of you married? What is marriage like for you?! Comment your answers below. I'd love to hear about them!

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