It takes time for the excitement of fresh matrimony to die down, not just for the blissful couple but for their family and friends as well. It’s a natural human tendency to bombard newlyweds with questions when we stumble upon them. There’s nothing wrong with that. Most of the time, we are generally concerned about their well being. The rest of the time, we are just being nosy.
Having a conversation with a couple that has recently exchanged its vows is a fun and light affair and often, they are more than willing to answer the burning questions from their loved ones. However, sometimes, these inquiries may rub them the wrong way. Conversation can cross into the privacy or uncomfortably realms pretty fast.
Here are some questions that are better left unasked:
When are the Babies Coming?
Just don’t! Fight the urge to question the couple about when they think they may pop a kid. There are many reasons why this is a terrible question to pose. Getting married isn’t an automatic ticket to giving birth. Especially not in this age and time. Today, more folks are choosing to take some time and enjoy each other before a baby comes along. Furthermore, the couple could be dealing with some fertility issues and your bugging is only making a complicated situation even worse.
Where is your spouse?
Just because they are now married doesn’t mean a couple is joined at the hip. They are still very much allowed to live their own lives. Nothing is more irritating than having to tell people that the wife is not into watching football and decided to spend the day at home or that hubby is out on a business trip somewhere. Allow the couple to enjoy their own space.
How is Married Life?
This is a tough one not to ask. It is one of the very first questions we are likely to shove in the face of newly-weds. It is hard to realize how annoying and difficult it is to answer until one is directly asked themselves. Give the couple time to familiarize themselves enough with their new situation. In the meantime be content with the usual “it’s good” reply.
How was the honeymoon?
“It was great”, is probably the standard answer. What more can one say? “We ate”, “ we slept” “ we walked around” are pretty mundane. Any other details apart from that are really not anyone’s business