#1 Marriage is about communication

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#2 It’s about waking up next to the person you love every day
I’ve reached the point in my marriage that my husband fell asleep on the couch and OMG I AM SO EXCITED I GET THE BED ALL TO MYSELF
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#3 It’s about being willing to negotiate on the important things
[sitting at a table]
Wife: writes number on paper and slides it across.
Me: crosses out and writes new number
*thermostat negotiations*
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#4 It’s about being there for each other through thick and thin
Just listed my wife as my emergency contact and added the note “please text, she doesn’t answer calls.”
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#5 It’s about knowing when to apologize
Still waiting for my husband to apologize for what he did in my dream last night.
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#6 It’s about loving them for who they are, literally

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#7 And more than anything, it’s about honesty
wife: Why is your back all scratched up?
[flashback to me chasing a raccoon after she told me to leave it alone]
me: I’m having an affair
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#8 It’s about knowing each other better than anyone else does
*walking into store*
Him: You need a cart?
Me: No, I’m just getting 2 things.
Him: *rolls eyes, grabs cart*
Marriage level: Expert
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#9 It’s about having each other’s best interests at heart
Marriage is about understanding what irritates your spouse and using it strategically.
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#10 It’s about compromise
My wife wanted two kittens but I am the man in this house so we got two kittens
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#11 It’s about being each other’s biggest fan
*watching husband sleep*
Me: “I just love him so much, he’s my everyth-”
*husband snores*
Me: “I can’t live like this.”
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#12 It’s about learning how to peacefully co-exist
Marriage is just your spouse perpetually standing in front of the kitchen drawer or cabinet you need to open.
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#13 And it’s about putting each other first
Establish dominance in your household by staring at your husband while you unplug his phone from the charger and plug in your own.
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#14 It’s about letting go of Mom and Dad
Marriage is the insurance that someone will be there to criticize everything you do once your parents are out of the picture.
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#15 It’s about true partnership
Me: I’m glad I got married. Everyone needs a sidekick.
Wife: Good point, Robin.
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#16 It’s about sharing *almost* everything
Husband got excited thinking I was touching myself under the covers but I was actually just opening a Kit Kat I didn’t wanna share.
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#17 It’s about teamwork
Sorry. I was late because I had to find all the things that were in plain sight for my husband.
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#18 And it’s about sticking it out for the long run, no matter what
Wife: IT’S OVER! GET OUT!
Me: Ok, good luck killing spiders
Wife: Wait
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