Free therapy on what you can do to start your marriage off on the right track!
There's no question that maintaining a marriage is tough work. Despite what those movies would have you believe, marriage is not like a fairytale where everything just magically comes together. Not only is it ridiculously stressful at times, it takes two people to be willing to work at it in order for it to last. But that doesn't mean that having a happy and healthy relationship is impossible.
According to YourTango's Founder/CEO Andrea Miller, Imago Institute's Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt, LPC Cindy Cartee, LMFT Christine Wilke and LCSW Cheryl Gerson, sitting down with your partner and just talking it out is the first step to strenghtening your marriage. If we're being totally honest, maintaining a relationship is pretty much like a full time job. Seriously. It doesn't matter if you've been married for ten years or ten weeks. The experts definitely have a point when they mention that the problem lies in the fact that people tend to give up way too early at any sign of adversity. In fact, it's almost as if they're ready to throw away their love after a few arguments and never look back. Hearing this has really got us thinking:
1. When it comes to showing your partner that you love and respect them, are you giving it your all?
2. Do you jump into arguments without taking a second to really think about what you're saying (or what you're actually mad about?)
To be quite frank, every single relationship will have its fair share of problems. After all, the honeymoon stage won't last forever. That's why it's important to remember that running away won't solve anything and will only end up making things worst.