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Before I got married, I didn’t think marriage would be so difficult. I got lucky, my role models for marriage – my parents – made it look easy. But once I got married, I quickly discovered that my parents were right: marriage is all about the two C’s, compromising and communicating.

Being an average married couple is difficult enough. But when you’re in the public eye, it can make things like a marriage that bit trickier to navigate.

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For young celebrity couple, Justin and Hailey Bieber, marriage isn’t always smooth sailing. In fact, 28-year-old Justin Bieber has recently gotten rather candid about his daily mental health struggles.

Justin and Hailey Bieber got married at a New York City courthouse back in 2018. Then, a year later, they redid their wedding with a much bigger ceremony. But while they might seem like the perfect couple, it has been a learning curve – especially for Justin, who opened up about his unrealistic expectations of marriage.

According to Good Morning America, Justin naively went into marriage thinking that becoming a husband would be the end of his problems.

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As he shared in a very frank interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden, Justin said, “I remember when I first got married, I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all my problems and it didn’t. It just kind of was a reflection of like, man, you’re a bit of a hypocrite, man.”

Justin got very honest and candid as he explained that being married made him realize that he’s changed from the person he was when he got married. Additionally, he’s also recognized that he’s placed some unfair expectations on his wife.

Justin said, “You want your wife to do something that you’re not doing and it’s like, it’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize, man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were. And that’s just a result of trauma and life circumstances.”

Photo: YouTube/Good Morning America

In addition to learning how to navigate a healthy marriage, Justin has opened up about how his faith has become a more prominent part of his life in helping him to find a way through these daily struggles.

He’s said, “Just the idea that I’m forgiven and that he’s walking me through this journey, and day by day, I get to just get better and better and not be too hard on myself.”

Because of this, Justin has shared that his perspective has begun to change and evolve. While he might be finding his way, Justin knows that there is still plenty more growing to do. But, he has shared that he and his wife are doing it together, as their marriage is full of love for one another.

What do you think about Justin Bieber’s take on marriage? Did you ever have unrealistic expectations before you got married? Let us know!

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