I was married for six years before my first child was born, and, let me tell you, those were six years of pure hedonism! (Well, not really, but compared to parenthood? The freedom we took for granted back then would be intoxicating now.) So yeah, parenthood has been much harder for me. I'm also a smarter, stronger, more compassionate person because I'm a parent, but it hasn't been easy.
And you? Marriage or parenthood? (I'd love to hear from both moms and dads on this one…I wonder if the answers are generally different?)