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Clichés about marriage get a bad reputation. We've all heard — and cringed over — the one about becoming a ball and chain. But there are some clichés about marriage that are awesomely true.
1. A marriage takes work
Even in the afterglow of your epic outdoor wedding and in the months known as newlywed bliss, a marriage does take work. Whether you must force yourself to take a deep breath rather than break out into a fight over whose turn it is to take out the trash, or work together to break free of a sex rut, you'll put in a lot of effort to keep your relationship running — and you'll reap significant benefits.
2. Being home, together, is just as appealing as hitting the town
You've heard of couples who become hip versions of homebodies once they tie the knot — and that's one stereotypical cliché that all couples fall into to some degree. There's something special about an evening spent in cooking a gourmet meal — and we're not just talking about the food. Spending quality time at home that, let's be honest, can lead to amazing sex, is a wonderful and real married routine.
3. Your married friends will double
Even if you knew just a single married duo before you said "I do," your married friends base will seemingly grow overnight. Perhaps it's a matter of like attracting like, or maybe you'll realize you need more couples and fewer singles to participate in games nights and group vacations. You won't lose your old friends, of course — but the cliché that you'll spend even more time with other married couples is totally true.
4. Marriage makes you feel safe
No, you don't need a husband to feel secure, but there is a sense of safety, of having a partner in crime and in life, that will envelope you once you wed. After all, you've got a built-in bug catcher to annihilate all your apartment's creepy-crawlers, and someone to say "I've got it" when you're too sick to heat your own chicken soup. What's safer than someone who's always there for you?