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Marriage fun… 2 times a year

2 out of 365!

What’s it like to be married? I don’t know, but from the outside looking in, it doesn’t look like fun.  At best, it looks satisfactory.

Close up of young couple fighting

That being said, being single isn’t fun on 2 days per yearThanksgiving and Christmas.

For the last 10 years or so, I saw my friends get divorced and remarry within a year or so. Most of them say that they hated being single. In particular, they all mention the holidays are the hardest time when you’re not married.


Now I don’t understand how any guy who can date and has friends and family hates being single, but I do kinda get the holidays part.

The only time it’s possibly more fun to be married with kids (i.e. conformity) is on Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  All your family is around, your family members ask you a thousand questions such as, “why aren’t you married yet,” Or, “what are you going to do when you get older, won’t you be lonely.” Then, you go home to your empty house.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure what you can do to feel better.  I know some people go to the local bar, local restaurant, or local resort.  Every town has a spot where all the single people go, and all the people who don’t have family in the city hang out at during the holidays.  This is fine, but its still probably not as fun as being married on those 2 days.

TIP:  My advice is to simply accept it. Yes, accept it and remember the other 363 days per year when you can do what you want, date who you want, travel where you want, buy what you want, and have sex with whoever you want.  Or put another way, you don’t ever have to do anything you don’t want to do.

It’s ok, you can make sacrifices on these 2 days.

Yes, these 2 days are the days your married friends can shine. They can put on their sweaters, grab the kids and the dog, post pictures on Facebook, and enjoy their day.  Let them enjoy these 48 hours because the other 363 days are going to be at best – satisfactory.

Remember, after the holidays, you’re back to your normal life…



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