Want to know what I’ve learned about marriage?
1. Don’t eat all the fudge.
2. Don’t eat all the Nutella.
3. Don’t use the timed-dry option on the dryer. (I don’t know why either. Just. Don’t.)
And that was just in the last month!
Yes, marriage can be confusing. Not-so-research-based Google says married people are “annoying, boring, cheat and so on.” Anecdotally, many people have told me that marriage is a very good thing, however, one should avoid the elaborate wedding part due to its cost, the stress, the we-had-to-invite-them-unwanted-guests, etc. Real science has revealed that there really are many benefits to marriage which reportedly include some pretty important considerations:
1. An increased life-span.
2. Higher earnings throughout one’s lifetime.
3. Generally higher levels of happiness.
If it's really that good though then this seems to beg the obvious question: why do so many marriages end?
I don’t know.
Here’s another thing I don’t know. Dear wife, I DO NOT KNOW your internet passwords nor your usernames that you forgot and even if I laugh about what you think your password is and suggest that your new password should be “confused1” and even if you threaten me and then demand, “HELP ME! I MEAN IT!” I still do not know your computer passwords. But despite this, once we stop laughing and making fun of each other, I help you anyway.
And that is truly something else I’ve learned about marriage: help anyway.