10 most surprising things about marriage

5. One spouse often sacrifices more than the other to make the marriage work.
"I'd say the woman usually gives up more. For instance, if both partners have careers, I think it is often the woman who is expected to give hers up for her husband or children. You don't hear of many men giving up a good job because someone had to stay home with the children or their wife is transferred." --Ann

6. Your spouse may change over time.
"Most men, good or bad, get married so they can relax and be themselves. Most women still try to be someone special for their husbands. So, newlyweds, hang in there. Your relationship may change. And not necessarily for the worse." --dassso

7. You won't necessarily agree on everything.
"I am a registered nurse and my husband has a very diverse employment history (read: never keeps a job for very long), plus we have TOTALLY different values and objectives when it comes to money. Frustrating? Always! Manageable? Most of the time." --lizzybeth99

8. Sometimes it just gets better and better.
"My husband and I have been married for 44 years this April. I believe one of our secrets is that he is my best friend and I am his. When we have ANYTHING to discuss, he is my first choice. We love being together, even if it's driving in the country and not saying a word for miles. I thank God for a wonderful relationship with a wonderful man." --Charli

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