How often we hear this statement that men change after marriage and their attitude does not remain the same as it was before/during the early phases of marriage. The simple reason explained being, him taking the lady in his life for granted with time, reflecting a change in his earlier caring to a routine behavior later. Hmm, has any of the following ever happened to you - She and He were friends for quite some time and then decided to get married. Both used to shop for gifts together before marriage. He would be an aid to her purchasing things for her dad and bro and she could be of help to him for stuff for his mom and SIL. Such a simple and helpful act of friendship. But now if he ever picks up an item for his brother, she is in a fit to buy something for her brother also. A spirit of competition/ insecurity? She used to spend hours alone thinking about how sweetly he spoke to her or about his little remarks that made her heart beat at double its pace. But now, even when she sits idle at home for longer than earlier, such thoughts rarely cross her mind! Coz she is with him every possible time of the day? She used to prepare a new snack item daily in the evening; even if that meant extra effort in the kitchen all alone for her. But now, although she cooks some fancy item every now and then; it doesn’t give her as much kick/pleasure! Coz it has now become her bottom line/routine activity to cook? Whenever he helped her in the kitchen, she would feel so grateful and pleased. But now bothers much about the mess that he leaves behind after a miniscule task in the kitchen! Coz that adds another item to her ‘To do’ list she is trying hard to accomplish? His occasional talks about his office and colleagues used to keep her attention. But now she gets bored within some time and irritated if he continues for longer! Coz she gets an overdose of those tales and there is not much enigma left about him either? No! It is not lack of love/trust in their relationship! Separate them for some time and you can see them dying to meet each other. Basically, with time the unstable effervescence of the relation settles into the stable fluid underneath, that is calm, full of flavor and in control. Its not really marriage that changes one’s attitude – and that could be either the woman or the man in the relationship! Its probably coz the two get amalgamated and things become 'their's' rather than 'hers'/'his'. Just my opinion on this matter… what say you ladies….