Many marriages have crumbled, and a lot of them are on the verge of collapsing because many people fail to recognize that there’s a big difference between being single and married.
There are lots of differences, things you should or shouldn’t do if you are married or single.
But many married couples have testified of still feeling single, even though they are married,
The result is that they eventually find themselves living their lives as single, and as well as jeopardize their relationships too.
In this post, you should understand what being single means and what life in marriage means.
Difference Between Being Single And Married
1) You are No More Independent
Marriage means that you don’t exist alone anymore, now you have someone to think and care for.
Now you have to think as a husband and wife. At the same time, you should put your relationship in mind before taking any decision.
While you were single, you were free to do anything you want, the way you want it, that includes the way you spend, the friends you keep, and the decision you take.
But, not the same again. All your decisions now must include your partner, else, there will be trouble in your relationship.
2) Free Time And No Free Time:
Being single gives you the time to do whatever you want, and any time you want it. You are completely not answerable to anyone.
You can go to night clubs, hand out with friends, or see the latest movies in town.
When you are married, you don’t have your time to yourself anymore. Marriage requires a lot of commitments and nurturing to make it work effectively.
Instead of spending time out going to movies and hanging out with friends, you will spend time together, building your relationship with your spouse.
3) Spending Habits
When you were still single, you can spend your money the way you want to. You can buy whatever you want, treat yourself daily. The world is all yours.
However, When you are married, your spending habits change especially when you are committed to your marriage.
Now you have more responsibilities because you are two or more than. There are school fees to pay when you have children, the utility bills, and feeding for two or more now.
Did you see how complicated things are now?
As a married person, you have a companion, someone you can share your joy, pains, difficulties, and achievements. You can also give love to him/ her and receive love back, also, there’s room for comforts and emotional ties too from your partner.
All these are missing when you are single. Although you can get some of it from your girlfriend or boyfriend, it can never be as authentic as when you are married.
5 Fashion And Clothing:
The singles always want to dress nicely to attract the opposite sex, that makes fashion and clothing an important factor in their life.
Sometimes, they even go out of their budgets to get the best outfits, simply because they want to look the best, so they can be noticed, especially when they are seeking a relationship.
The married ones on the other hang almost stopped caring so much about fashion and how they look, because, they feel that they are not seeking any relationship now.
They trash all their desires for fashion trends. Many of the married stops wearing body fitted clothes and straight jeans for baggies and big shirts.
Sometimes their mode of dressing makes sex unappealing.
Get back to your usual styles of dressing if you have stopped, it will be helpful.
6) Safe for the environment:-
Many social scientists said after many studies, that being married is safer for the environment than being single or divorced.
Even the Bible said that ” it is not good for a man to be alone,” and women also.
The scientists during their research noticed that married people do much better than the singles or divorced, they live happier, longer, sexier and above all have better affluent lives.
Their Point is that!
- Marriage reduces the risk of both men and women becoming violent to society.
- They live longer and healthier.
- Help to protect their children, etc.
7) Satisfying And Safe sex:-
To the single, sex is common and sometimes spontaneous, and can sometimes be unsafe.
But the double (married) has safe and satisfying sex always. At least the most percentages of men proved that sex with their better half is more satisfying physically.