• 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage: You might feel like a kid playing grown-up.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage: You'll feel as if you are forgetting something all the time.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - The baby hints will start immediately.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - You will fight and make up (again and again).
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - Your relationship with your in-laws is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - You might miss your mom.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - Sex will become a little, um...familiar.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - You'll discover a
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - He may get you a horrible present.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage - It's really important to take a vacation.
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)

10 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage

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

9. You'll discover a "habit" you were blissfully unaware of before.
Maybe he loads the forks into the dishwasher with the tines down while you prefer them up. Perhaps he repeatedly returns the empty milk carton to the fridge after he kills the contents. Although these things may make you mental, remember that marriage is about loving each other, warts and all. Plus, if he were perfect 24/7, your friends would hate you, and you'd have nothing to kvetch about on girls' night out. Photo: Getty Images