This week, HuffPost Weddings highlighted a handful of tweets that summed up the marriage experience.
"Turns out, marriage is mostly just walking behind your wife carrying heavy things," one tweeter mused. "Marriage is essentially agreeing to share 50 percent of your ice cream forever," another lamented.
The roundup was pithy and sweet, but let's be honest here: Married life can be a lot rougher than having to go halfsies on a bowl of rocky road.
In true Debbie Downer fashion, we, too, turned to the Twittersphere to find some honest definitions of marriage. Below, 14 tweets that perfectly capture what married life is really like in less than 140 characters.
Marriage is like the IKEA of relationships. Easy to walk into, confusing to piece together, and difficult to exit.
— Jay Gallagher (@jgallagher5280) April 13, 2015
Marriage is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.
— Dustin Not Hoffman (@Epicdaddy) April 27, 2015