5 Myths About Marriage That Are Totally Untrue

There is a ton of hearsay about marriage that is widely believed to be true, and oftentimes you wonder how it will really impact your relationship. In order to set the record straight and restore your faith in love, we're debunking the marriage myths you've most likely heard before.

1. The romance eventually dies

Your sex life doesn't end when you get married! Yes, as time passes things become routine or perhaps less spontaneous than in your 20s, but married couples actually experience more intimacy because there's a level of trust that may not exist in premarital relationships.

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2. Happy couples don't argue

Let's get this straight: every couple argues. No matter how compatible you may be with your partner, disagreements are going to happen. It's how couples communicate and problem-solve that sets them apart from other, less successful relationships.

3. Babies fix everything

Babies bring so much joy into their parents' lives that it's hard to imagine ever experiencing negative feelings again. They do, however, add another layer of responsibility and could potentially create further strain on your marital issues. Making sure you're both on the same page will set you up for success.

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4. Love is all you need

While love is the most important thing in any relationship, a successful marriage requires way more than just that. Married couples need to be able to make tough life decisions and navigate hardships together. One of the biggest factors in a marriage is managing finances, and both people need to take responsibility for dealing with expenses.

5. Fairy-tales only exist in movies

Wrong again. A marriage is what you make of it, and as long as both people are committed to a long and happy life together, there's nothing standing in your way of that dreamy, head-over-heels kind of love story.

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