Jenna McCarthy is the author of If It Was Easy They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married (Berkley Books)

It won't all be cake and flowers, but it can be the best year of your life together so far.

1. You might feel like a kid playing grown-up.
You relished the way the words my fiancé felt rolling off your tongue, and found occasion to drop them into every possible conversation. ("Oh, just picking up some beer for my fiancé...") It turns out their replacement—my husband—feels even more magical in your mouth. Still, you may find yourself glancing over your shoulder to see if someone is going to bust you for pretending to be married. Photo: Getty Images

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