Real Brides Reveal How Marriage Has Changed Them

How Marriage Has Changed Brides

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Is the saying, "Everything changes after you get married" really true? To find out, we asked real brides to reveal how tying the knot has affected them.

"Instead of shopping for clothes and purses, I now find myself perusing home décor blogs and looking for stuff to spruce up our place. I'm also really into cooking lately, which is weird! We didn't live together until after the wedding so maybe that's why." — Alyssa

"Other than my last name, nothing has really changed so far." — Nadia

"I'd say I'm closer to my husband now than before we got married. It's just fun to finally get to call him my hubby!" — Dani

"We combined bank accounts so I guess my financial situation has changed. I also think it solidified my relationship with my husband even more." — Amanda

"After getting married, our relationship is even stronger and more romantic. I love the way it feels to be married and to have that uniting us. It has definitely improved my relationship." — Anna

"Ever since I got married, I've had the bug to start a family. It's like this natural instinct to reproduce kicked in all of a sudden. We're trying to conceive now so we'll see how it goes!" — Brit

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"Not that I felt insecure before I was married, but now I really feel an overall sense of security. There's something super comforting about having a husband, as opposed to just having a boyfriend. It's like we're more of a team, a unit, now." — Brianna

"I know it sounds silly, but I used to envy my husband's success at work. Once we got married, I realized that his success is our success and that we're a true team. I just feel like we're one now, and I'm a lot more patient and forgiving than I was before." — Dacy

"Getting married definitely made me less selfish. I had to let go of the 'me-me-me' attitude and start choosing what's best for the family as a whole." — Katie

"After six years of marriage, I've finally realized that happy ever after isn't some fantasy, it's weathering the storm together and coming out on the other side holding hands. I think I've grown as a person tremendously during this time, and we've also grown greatly as a couple." — Amie

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