carrie underwoodMy anniversary was yesterday (thanks for all the gifts, guys). On April 10 of last year, my husband and I took the plunge and committed ourselves to a life together 'TIL DEATH DO US PART. Yikes! No, in all seriousness, it's been one helluva crazy year for us -- we moved to New York from Los Angeles, both got new jobs, had a death in the family -- but our marriage still seems pleasant and easy. (I could use other words, but I don't want to trigger anyone's gag reflex. Or lie. Just kidding.) Maybe it's that we just got lucky, maybe it's because we're just a year in, but marriage is a-okay. So, what the hell is Carrie Underwood's problem?

The country singer, who wed hockey player Mike Fisher less than a year ago, told Ellen D. that "married life has its challenges." Honey, you're barely clearing 10 months of wedded bliss life. And you haven't even lived together the whole time! Twenty bucks says they're done by November. Who's in?

Apparently, after the two first tied the knot, Carrie was living in Nashville and Mike was in Canada. That's one way to keep the flame alive. Then, when Mike was traded and he moved in with Carrie, all hell broke loose. Well, not really, but the guy likes his shirts. Carrie eloquently explained to Ellen:

We had his stuff in all the guests bedrooms and he had it boxed up and stuff. He's like babe, I need more space in the closet and my heart just sinks. He'll keep shirts and stuff and I'll go through it ... He loves to shop. He's going to kill me. He has stuff come in and I'm like it's not going out fast enough. If you bring stuff in and stuff needs to go out.

Reer! (That was meant to be a cat noise.) It seems like it's a little soon to be complaining like that, doesn't it, Carrie? You're young, richer than the rich, and just got married. Forgive me if I fail to see where the word "challenge" fits into this equation. The honeymoon phase is called the honeymoon phase for a reason, you know? It's supposed to be all sunshine, and cartwheels, and puppy dogs the first year, not t-shirts, and nagging, and public airing of your dirty laundry.

Carrie, you seem like a lovely girl, but in my experience -- and I have more than you -- any time a friend has complained about his or her significant other early on in the game, it just hasn't been on. I think you need to either nip these "challenges" in the bud now -- or at least stop telling the world about them. And I still think you'll be done by November.

Do you think Carrie Underwood's marriage is doomed?

 

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