The first year of marriage can be equally exhilarating and exhausting. Once you've said your vows and returned from your romantic honeymoon, reality sets in. Things that were once adorable about your partner can become annoying when you're with them day in and day out. You may even find that you're fighting with your spouse more than ever. But that doesn't have to mean that you are bound for divorce court. There are fights all couples have in the first year of marriage that make them strongerfor the next 50 years.
Even if you spent time living with your spouse before saying "I do," putting a ring on it definitely changes the things. Issues like money, household responsibilities, and whether or not to have children can be the cause of some pretty serious conflict that you and your partner will need to work through if you want to stay together. But the good news is that getting all of these issues out on the table in the first year of your marriage will make things a lot easier for the rest of your lives together.
So take the time now to decide which side of the bed you're going to sleep on. You're going to be there for a while.