Like many newlyweds, people usually go through a trying period when they first co-habit. Things tend not to be as pleasant as during courtship.
We have a most insightful discussion about this topic during our morning Dharma Talk dated 1/15/12 during which many of students shared their personal experience and talked about how they managed to make their marriage work. Please listen to it to get more details.
For the sake of our reader, I’ll provide two salient points: