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It's tempting to buy into the hype that your wedding day will be the best day of your life. But the truth is, there are just some things that get even better after your big day, says relationship expert Andrea Syrtash. Here, she identifies four things that will make you oh-so-very-glad you got married.
Sex gets even hotter
"It's true that you may not want to rip your partner's clothes off as much as you did in the past, but when you hook up, sex can be even more fulfilling than it was when you were dating," says Syrtash. "By now, you've learned each other's hot spots and pleasure zones, and you really know and trust each other. What you may have wondered about before can be something you work out together. Little is off-limits and you don't worry about being judged when you express your needs and desires."
Your appreciation for one another grows
"You may have appreciated the gestures your partner did while you were dating, but his loyalty and commitment holds even more weight when you're juggling a busy household together or navigating stressful moments in life, which inevitably arrive in marriage," Syrtash says. "Plus, when you see some of your other friend's partners, you may just appreciate how awesome yours is."
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The love you feel gets even stronger
"The reality is that falling in love and being in love are different, chemically, in our brains; so don't expect the daily fireworks you had in the first year of dating," says Syrtash. "In many ways, though, your love can grow deeper and stronger through time. And even though you may not want to makeout at all times like you used to, you can still find time for novelty, play and adventure."
You will think your man is even more awesome
"Marriage magnifies everything," explains Syrtash. "Sure, some of your partner's quirks may become more irritating, but your partner's strengths will become even greater as your grow closer. In a good relationship, you grow together. It's amazing to have a partner in crime to live and learn with."
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