Justin Bieber is getting real about love, relationships and marriage.

Thursday was no doubt an emotionally intense day for the singer – he celebrated both his first Thanksgiving as a married man and Hailey’s first birthday since they tied the knot – and on Friday, he shared some ~ deep ~ thoughts with his fans.

Captioning a moody, wintry photo of some bare trees in the show, Justin wrote:

“Happy late thanksgiving to everyone. First Thanksgiving as a married man, first time hosting thanksgiving. First time both sides of the family has come together.

“Relationships are hard and love isn’t always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how,” he continued.

“Every day is a learning process, trying to be more like him, patient, kind, selfless, boy I got a long way! But gods [sic] grace is sufficient!”

Relationships are hard. Love isn’t always easy – especially when you’re having a sugar comedown after eating a lot of cake, as Justin and Hailey did on Thursday.

Hang in there, Justin. They say the first year of marriage is the hardest.