No Easy Out
The stakes seem to be higher once you’re married, and telling someone to get the hell out isn’t as easy as it was when you were just dating. Sure, you can say it, and divorce is always an option, but you tend to think about it a little more before you tell someone to kick rocks. Now you share a house or an apartment – and because it belongs to both of you, you can’t tell him or her to leave if they have just as much right to be there as you do. Now when arguments happen you just have to work through it or get over it. You can’t threaten to break up every time you have a disagreement. You have to pick your battles and decide if you’re really going to ruin your evening or your weekend over something that would have been easily upset about when you were just boyfriend and girlfriend. Sharing space after you’re married is a lot different from having your own place to go to when things get heated – so you might as well just go to your side of the crib until you can work it out.