What really changes when you get married
Sex? Money? The whole commitment thing? Husbands and wives across the country give you the lowdown on marriage.
Your sex life
Wild nookie in a party coat closet? Not for most married couples we spoke to. But familiarity can be pretty erotic, they told us—and, hey, nothing wrong with knowing what works!
—Jim Sandherr, 25, Chicago; married one year
“It’s OK to laugh. Or if something embarrassing happens, it’s not even that embarrassing, because I know he’s not going to, like, leave me.”
—Lauren Sandherr, 25, Chicago; married one year
“It’s much more intimate and sexier at times. But at others, I feel that for her it’s almost ‘All right, let’s get it over with.’ I haven’t understood that totally. That just kind of caught me by surprise.”
—Eric Daniels, 25, Collinsville, Ill.; married six month
“I am more attracted to my wife today than when we got married. I know that romance has got to start the moment we wake up—sharing a cup of hot coffee in the morning, getting the kids ready so that she can get herself ready, texting her during the day just to let her know I am thinking about her. But I didn’t know that at first. I needed to understand what made her tick.”
—Reuben Ramsaran, 37, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; married 13 years
Your place in the world
—B.J. Snowden, 36, Sacramento, Calif.; married seven years
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