The 7 Stages of Marriage

When I married my husband, I thought there were only two stages of marriage: “the wedding” and “the funeral.” As it turns out, however, there are several. Sadly, I spent many years mired in a couple of the least pleasurable ones. The good news: you can navigate these stages, and you can eventually reach happily ever after.

Here’s how we got through all seven stages of marriage without getting a divorce.

This article first appeared on Babble and has been republished here with full permission.