The First Year of Marriage: a Trainwreck Fairy Tale Told in GIFs 👰❤️‍☠ ...

So, it turns out there are a lot of misconceptions about the first year of marriage. Pop culture paints a prettier picture, so for once reality TV tells a truth -- an unintentional truth, maybe, but a truth nonetheless. Shows like "Married at First Sight," "Arranged," and "90 Day Fiance" have a certain, shall we say, trashiness about them, but within their provocative, overblown dramas, you can spy some of the real ones newlyweds go through. Don't worry if they seem familiar. You won't always want to smother your partner while she or he is sleeping.

1. You're Married!

(Your reaction) Thank you!

You're married! Finally! You're wife and wife or husband and husband or wife and husband – you're in love and so happy and so together and it's WONDERFUL!

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