First Six Months of Marriage

You have met your soul mate and have just got married. The wedding went perfectly and everyone had a great time. You went on an amazing honeymoon in a wonderful tropical paradise. Both of you had a great time and are riding on a high when you come back from your honeymoon.

Now that you are back your marriage is truly about to begin. The first six months after you get married is a time of great change in your life. Many different challenges will face you and your spouse during the first six months of marriage. These challenges include a possible change in housing, learning to live with another person, and trying to work out a money situation where you will both be comfortable.

Most couples are living separately before they get married, so they have to try to incorporate two houses into one. This can cause problems, because the guy does not want to give up his “bachelor’s pad”, and the girl does not want to give up her frilly things. Another major challenge during the first six months of marriage is the fact that you are going to be living with another person all day, every day. This might not seem like a big deal, but it sure can be. Just think of something that your spouse does that might annoy you a little bit, and then think of yourself stuck with that all of the time without a break.

The final major challenge that a couple must overcome during the first six months of marriage is working out a financial plan both parties can be happy about. Sometimes one of the members of the couple is used to having everything that they want, and spending money all of the time, while the other member is very frugal with their money. This can cause major problems if it is not discussed and dealt with early on. All of these challenges of marriage can cause problems at first, but if the couple truly loves one another and talks about their problems, they will not have these problems for very long.