What Have You Stopped Doing Since You Got Together?

By REDBOOK

Real couples confess what changed in their lives when they got married.

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"I'm a little bit messier now. I used to be the neat one, but she's rubbed off on me. It also shows how relaxed we are together." -JAVVAD AHMAD, 28, married to NADIFA for 1 year

"I don't wear expensive lingerie anymore. One day he told me he couldn't care less about it, because it just ends up on the floor!" -RITA MCKEOWN, 50, married to SEAN for 20 years

"We've cut back on dinners out. In the beginning, it was all about going on nice dates, but now we cook at home and use the money we save to take more vacations. It pays off!" -SHAUN TALLON, 27, in a relationship with FAITH for 5 years

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"We've stopped pretending. I don't act like I have an interest in jogging, and he doesn't act like he cares which color I paint the bathroom. It's such a happy, comfortable place to be together." -TONYA MONNOT, 41, married to DAVE for 17 years

"I quit smoking. I knew I had to do it for myself or it wouldn't stick, but having her in my life gave me the push I needed." -THEODORE VALORIA, 34, in a relationship with KAREN for 6 months

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