Changes After Marriage

I love my wife dearly. She is beautiful, a great person, and a great friend. I wrote about her after our first date. So, marriage is great. Now, with the preamble out of the way, I can say there have been a few changes.
I have been writing less. And publishing less. That is, apart form the recent Photo Challenge. I actually have 23 stories that I started but have not yet completed. There are also are certain things that I am no longer allowed to do.

For example,

  1. I can no longer keep my furniture. 
  2. I can no longer keep the clothes I bought in college. 
  3. I am no longer allowed to wear the t-shirts I bought when I was in high school. 

And there are certain topics that are no longer approved topics for my blog. I can no longer write about the following items:
  1. Bathrooms
  2. Mean things about people
  3. Ex-girlfriends, unless I am being mean to them. The only exception to #2.
  4. Sexist comments
  5. People who snore
  6. Women who snore
  7. Women who snore and sleep next to me
It is a good trade off. I am happy and I found someone who doesn't try to change me.


I may still write about bathrooms though. The possibilities are endless.


  1. Well somebody's off to a good start. I think it was that great philosopher Jon Bon Jovi who said the secret to his successful marriage was his wife saying if he ever left she was coming with him.

    1. To quote the great Australian band Mental As Anything, "If you Leave me, Can I come To?

  2. As a wife, I can totally agree with your list and I'm sure you had help making it. :)

  3. Ha ha it 's a good tradeoff for sure! I remember purposely washing couch cushions that I knew would bleed just to get rid of the (smelly, old beer and vomit soaked college days of my husband) couch.... a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

  4. Congratulations, Shawn. It seems like a reasonable list and absolutely a good trade-off.