Happy New Year!!  I hope all of you were able to celebrate the beginning of 2013 in a special way.  I know we did!  No worries…I’ll be sure to recap our Chicago trip soon. 🙂

I’ve been wanting Vishnu to write (or even contribute to) a post since I began this blog almost two years ago.  Time has always been an issue.  However that was not the case on our drive back from Atlanta last Friday.  He was stuck in the car with me so I took advantage of the situation and made him answer a few questions about married life.  We are now six months in, and while it’s nice to share what I think and feel about marriage, I thought it would be fun to document his thoughts.

Since our “interview” went so well, I thought I would share.  And it makes for a nice change of pace from my usual ramblings

What are your three favorite things about being married?

1. It’s fun to wake up with someone you love next to you and start your day with them.
2. It’s awesome to have someone to come home to and share your day with.
3. Life is less stressful because I’m having a lot of fun, and I know there’s so much more to explore from here.

What advice would you give to a couple that was thinking about marriage?

Communicate.  This one thing will make for an easier time.  Just talk about the things that bother you before they become bigger things.  Marriage is a partnership and everything should be openly addressed and talked about.

What expectations did you have pre-marriage that were either held up or defeated?

1. I thought we would bicker a lot more because Par is a control freak (true story).  We never lived together before the wedding, and I thought our personalities would clash.  Surprisingly, we have been able to come to common ground on 99.9% of things fairly quickly (because we communicate).
2. Going in, I knew it would be tough for us to balance school, work, and life.  It’s not always easy to hang out whenever we want, but I try my best to make time for Par.  Marriage is slightly harder with school and exams constantly looming in the background.  But we make it work for us!
3. I thought the meat versus veggie thing would be somewhat of an issue.  While I still eat meat and have no plans to give it up, I think by understanding where Par is coming from and why she wants us to eat the way we do, I have a new appreciate for (healthy) vegetarian food. 

How has your relationship with my parents and sister changed?

I’ve known Par’s family for as long as I’ve known her, but now that we’re married I truly feel like they are my family.  I’ve always loved and cared about them, but after this trip home (Vishnu’s first since getting married) I realized that our relationship has grown and changed in great ways.  I am more than Par’s husband…I am their son and brother.  It’s funny how a document and ceremony can change that.

What have you learned about me in the last six months that you didn’t know before?

Par is a lot more independent than I thought she would be.  I was worried that with my busy schedule, she would have a hard time doing her own thing in Fort Lauderdale, but that hasn’t been the case.  As much as we’re a system, she’s really her own person.

What are you looking forward to in the next six months?

A huge part of the next six months will consist of boards studying, however I’d like to…

1. Explore South Florida more now that we’re settled in
2. Try new restaurants
3. Go to the beach more
4. Have more wine and cheese nights 🙂

Well, that’s enough Vishnu for now!  He’ll be back later. 🙂

We hope 2013 brings all of you lots of love, happiness, and fun!

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By Parita

29 thoughts on “6 Months In”
  1. Oh em geee! I love this 🙂 It’s neat getting his perspective on things! I have to agree: communication is absolutely key to any relationship (friendship, marriage, work, etc.). P.S. we share the same nickname 😉 my fam and friends have been calling me Par for years too! 🙂

  2. Ah this is such a great post, Parita…and Vishnu! Hearing about your marriage always makes me smile especially as it’s based on so much trust and love. I love the bit about his relationship with your family! I feel just the way with my BIL- he is like the second brother I never had :)!

    Happy New Years and hope 2013 is an even better year for you guys!

    1. Thanks, K! Vishnu’s relationship with my sister is awesome. They are two peas in a pod and it really shows when we’re all together! 🙂

  3. you guys make me want to get married and settle down right now 🙂 with so many breakups and divorce this year, its nice to see a great relationship and love among couples and want you to believe that “happily ever after” still exists..Love that netted sleeves.

    1. Thanks! While no relationship is perfect, I think that with hard work, strong communication, and lots of love and fun, anything is possible! You’ll find your happily ever after soon!!

  4. What a cute post! Haha – good luck to me to try and convince Evs to do an interview (might have to try the stuck-in-the-car trick on him :P). Can’t believe it’s been 6 months already!!

    Hope you guys had a great new years celebration as well 🙂

  5. Awwww!! I have to agree with Sig…this is such as cute post, thanks for sharing a “guys” perspective of things Vishnu and married life 🙂 Btw, you guys look great, looking good Partia!!

    Have a great 2013!

  6. You look stunning Parita… you guys are such a cute couple. It’s nice to see how you guys are so in sync with one another. Loved to read Vishnu’s comments. All this supporting will pay off eventually… he’ll be the doctor and you can cash in on an early retirement. Haha.. 🙂

  7. I love this interview…love this picture even more! It’s so great to hear your other half’s side. 🙂 He is very smart and put together and classy! You guys are the perfect couple.

    Happy New Year Parita!

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