Share this Story

Man's Twitter rant about the agony and ecstasy of marriage is a must-read

Meagan Morris is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist living in New York City. In addition to SheKnows, Morris contributes to many publications including The New York Times, Yahoo! News, PopEater, NBC New York and Spinner. Follow he...

Man's 54-tweet rant about marriage and relationships is an eye-opener

June is smack-dab in the middle of wedding season, and couples around the world are vowing to love each other for better or worse, for richer or poorer and in sickness and in health. It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance — and you should, for a while. But eventually, things settle down, and then what?

That's when shit gets real.

More: Your marriage is at risk of #TrumpStress even if you're not voting for him

Twitter user Danny Tira Trago examined that in a series of 54 (!!) tweets that describe the pleasure and pain of being married. And it's pretty eye-opening, even if you think already know what being legally attached to another person really means.

"I see so many people say stuff about marriage that I am like 'you have no fukking (sic) clue,'" he wrote. "A lot of us think it's all roses and fantasies and kingdoms and all that fluffy crap — it's not."

"I love being married and my wife brings me mad joy — but yo it's real life and real life is hard," he wrote.

"I remember before I got married I was like 'I can't understand why people get divorced,'" Trago added. "In my circle from when we got married — only two of us are still married — this was almost 16 years ago. I thought she and I were gonna inspire everyone to fall in love and have babies and our babies were gonna do the knowledge and win."

More: Whether you're putting the husband or the kids first, you're doing it wrong

He also wrote about the bad times, like when his son got sick, and the good, like when his wife helped bring him out of the depths of serious depression after losing his job.

"But having doubts is normal — worrying is normal — it's okay to have these ideas — we just have to be open and honest," Trago wrote. "And fellas it's okay to have insecurities it's okay to feel vulnerable and it's okay to feel hurt — that's called the emotional spectrum."

More: Signing a prenup doesn't mean you're betting against your marriage

Ultimately, he wrote that he wouldn't change anything.

His whole series of tweets should be required reading for everyone — single or married.

Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

New in Love

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started