When I got married, I couldn't wait to spend every day with the man of my dreams. But after about 730 consecutive days of dirty laundry and nights of thunderous snoring, I began to wonder what I'd gotten myself into. Fairytales will lead you to believe that a partner will make your life complete. The story usually ends after a picture perfect wedding, and you're left to assume that everyone goes on to live happily ever after. But the unfortunate reality is that a real marriage couldn't be any more different, and there are reasons a marriage rut is totally normal.
One of the best things about marriage is the love and companionship you share with your significant other. However, it can be easy to get comfortable and even bored with the idea of someone being around all the time. Which is why the drudgery of day to day life can completely drain all of the romance out of a relationship.
As mentioned in Everyday Health, about 10 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years. But don't let those statistics scare you. By simply making time to remember why you married your partner and making an effort to nurture your relationship with things like date nights and spontaneous romantic phone calls, you can do your part to keep the spark in your relationship alive. Remember, all relationships have peaks and valleys. As long as you continue to work at your marriage, the rut won't last long.