Other People View You Differently
It’s not just me who seems to think that having a husband or a wife carries more meaning. Other people, even our friends and family who have known us for a while, feel like our union is “real” now because we got married. It was like everything before that day was just practice, like we were playing house. Now that he’s my husband, others take us and our relationship a little more seriously, because now our love isn’t just on display, but on a piece of paper. It meant that we were in it for the long haul. It seems that when you make public vows to promise to love someone forever, outsiders looking in are looking to hold you accountable. And they will. It makes you want to live up to their expectations as much as you do to your partner.