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Women reveal what they wish they knew before marriage

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Real women, real talk

Ladies, let’s talk marriage. If there was something — anything — you could tell yourself about marriage before actually tying the knot, what would it be?
Real women, real talk

As someone who genuinely loves being married, I will be the first to tell you that there are surprises along the way. Getting married is somewhat like having a child — you don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into until you actually do it (and yes, by then there’s no going back). We asked women just like you to reveal what they wish they knew before marriage — and the results may surprise you!

And we even got an answer from a man…

“That it’s the little things that make a great marriage. I love coming home to my wife every night and having dinner together and spending our evenings together. I never knew how special the simple things in life could be.” – John B.

Did you know?

Men tend to view marriage more positively than women. Studies also show they benefit more from marriage and — get this — they like being committed and take it very seriously. Now that’s something we like hearing!

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