Relax and Enjoy the Benefits of Marriage
The first year of marriage is full of adjustments. It takes a while for the spouses to learn each other’s quirks and get used to each other and to their new lifestyle. Unfortunately due to all the new experiences, couples often ‘forget’ to relax and enjoy the benefits of marriage. They forget that they only get one chance to enjoy the first year.
Many of the perks of being married are easy to miss if you are not paying attention. For instance:
If you are a working couple, marriage means having two incomes and sharing expenses. It also means more savings and better financial security. It’s no wonder that research shows that married people are more financially secure and more likely to accumulate more assets than their unmarried counterparts.
Marriage can also increase earning power. It’s a proven fact that on average, married men out earn single men.
A partner in ‘crime’
Companionship is one of the most obvious benefits of marriage. When you get married, your spouse becomes your partner in everything. Someone that can do things along with you, accompany you to places when you don’t want to go alone and generally share life with you.
Better mental health
Married people have someone to support and comfort them when they experience hardships in life. This support helps to improve mental health and self esteem and reduce stress levels. This is why married people are less likely to suffer from depression than single people. However, this benefit can only be realized within a happy marriage.
Success in other aspects of life
Ever wondered why happily married couples tend to excel in other aspects of life as well? It’s because a healthy relationship provides the stability and support people need to thrive. People who are happily married have a positive outlook towards all other aspects of their lives. This positivity opens doors and creates more opportunities for happiness.
A safe space
Marriage is a safe space where couples can openly express their true feelings without fear of judgment. They can also give each other honest feedback, even when that feedback isn’t easy to hear. In so doing spouses act as each other’s mirror and help each other to become better people.
The first year of marriage shouldn’t be all about adjusting to married life. Couples should also make time to have fun and enjoy the many benefits of marriage.