When you’re single in your 20s and 30s, it’s easy to idealize a future relationship. Being single is hard. Being in a relationship is so much easier because you have someone to help you share life’s burdens — right?
Well…maybe not so much. I’ve always understood that relationships are hard, but it’s only lately that I’m really starting to comprehend the different types of sacrifices you have to make. In observing many of my married friends and asking them questions, I’ve been made aware of some surprising challenges that people new to relationships are often unprepared for.