Thankfully, we haven't experienced any major difficulties in year one...However, there has been some bumps. I'm sure that if you asked Claudy, his list would be different
Losing my Independence: Not that I think I'm old, but I did get married a little older than some. I lived on my own for 7 years after college, owned a house, moved to a foreign country, etc... Wow...getting married was different. I love him and I love having him around all the time and not having to say goodbye each night...but where did my alone time go :) Why now, does it matter if I go run by myself, why do you need to know every place I stop, etc...I know it is all out of love and care, so I'm adjusting, but it was extremely difficult.
One day about 2 months into our marriage, I locked him out of our 'apartment' I felt so bad, but I needed space. Yikes, I am learning and still have a lot to learn.
Living with People: I love living with Claudy, but man, it is tough living with other people. We live in a guest house were every week we get new people. Even when new guests come in we have other housemates. It is tough. It's hard to fight, spend time alone, grow our relationship etc. Our organization has done everything they can to make it good for us, and I'm so thankful, but it is still hard.
There have been other hard moments, but I'm so thankful for Claudy. I'm thankful for his love and desire to walk through life with me...What a blessing.