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How to Avoid Buyer's Remorse in Marriage (If You Are Single)

How to Avoid Buyer's Remorse in Marriage (If You Are Single)

Over the last few years, being married to Ed has taught me one thing— read reviews. The guy reads reviews like it’s a Jeffery Archer novel. I’m usually one click away from my online purchase when I hear his voice in my head, “Have you read the reviews?”Even better, I’m at the store and the item is in my cart and I’m eager to buy that baby, when he comes up to me, places the item back on the shelf and says, “I just read reviews, it has two stars online.” 

I admit, it’s frustrating but he has a point. Every single time, he rescues me from buyer’s remorse. I’m also a bad loser when it comes to regrettable purchases. Once I realize I have bought an inferior item, I literally can’t sleep. I take my receipt to bed with me (not kidding, lol), and at the crack of dawn, after a shower and breakfast(because those have to be had) I’m off to the store with the product and my rumpled receipt. 

While we all follow wedding blogs and IG accounts, and we "uhh!" and "aww" at those photos, a lot of married people suffer from Buyers' Remorse. Buyers remorse is basically an unpleasant feeling of regret you feel when you realize you’ve bought an inferior product or basically a feeling of discontent with a purchase you considered valuable. If you’re anti-buyers-remorse like me, it’s a great idea to read reviews before getting married. 

How do you do that? 

Wouldn't it be great if we had an online platform which reviews to-be-spouses like reviews.com does for all things consumer goods?

Until then, the best way to avoid buyer’s remorse as a single person is *drumroll* by objectively observing this dreamboat-person of yours and also observing the quality of your relationship; by listening to the honest opinion of people who love you genuinely (not haters, you’ll know the difference); by observing how he treats others and his family; if you are insane enough— by asking his ex for reviews *side eye* (chances are she will block you and report your account across all social networks). She'd be a wonderful resource though *pensive*. Probably not the best idea you and I have ever had.

Paying attention to reviews work wonders though, with any purchase, especially an intended purchase who intends to share your living space and toothbrush *blink*. Once you’ve done your homework, you’d know whether to zoom straight to the cashier with this awesome steal or put that baby back on the shelf... way back on the shelf! 

What are your thoughts? 

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This post isn’t sponsored by reviews.com. They just write objective, honest reviews and I like that. 

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