Right now, as you are planning your wedding, you are crazy in love, right? At least I hope so. Everything about your man is wonderful and just the thought of him sends your heart soaring. And even the stuff that is not so wonderful? Well, right now you probably find it quirky and amusing. But a couple of years from now, there’s a good chance that quirky might not be so amusing. There’s a real good chance that quirky will morph into its evil twin — A N N O Y I N G.
So here’s a little pre-marital test – it’s a story problem but without the math.
Let’s say your fiance grew up on a horse farm and the first time you go to his apartment you notice that he keeps his saddle in his living room. You find that sort of quirky and amusing given that most apartments don’t allow horses. Let’s then say that after the marriage, he brings said saddle into your home and parks it in the closet of your guest room, say for, oh I don’t know, eight years. And he refuses to find it a more suitable home, someplace like, oh I don’t know, anywhere that is not my your closet. Hypothetically speaking. Will you still find the saddle quirky and amusing or will you throw the saddle out on the front lawn?
If you answered that you would throw the saddle out on the front lawn except that you can’t lift it, you should continue planning the wedding because you are an honest woman and honesty is essential to a healthy marriage. And also be thankful that you yourself don’t have any annoying quirks because gratitude is a good quality too.
This is the second in a series of What Every Bride Should Know.