Survey Says...

What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

Bustle surveyed 267 women about how marriage changed their lives.

Why did you get married?

“We were already building a life together and wanted some of the recognition (legal and familial) that we were committed partners.” — Laura, 32

Did you change your last name?

“My husband is fine that I didn’t take his last name and that I make more money than him. It works for us, we’re happy, and that’s all that matters.” — Justine, 29