So Why Get Married Anyway

By

  Dr Hendrix’s conclusion is because it increases the commitment, and so inevitably brings on a power-struggle.  Differences that seemed minor before marriage, suddenly seem terrible once our destinies are bound together.   Those differences will exist for any couple, perhaps even more so the more they love each other. 

You can choose to look at the power struggle as a bad thing, avoid the arguments, and maybe build a little coolness and distance into the relationship.  Maybe instead you enjoy the passion of a good flaming battle of the wills.  But you can also use your marriage as the opportunity to grow more closely together, and through that become more complete and alive as individuals too.

Article contributed by

Imago Relationships

Organization

Imago Relationships International helps couples have the conversations they need to change their lives together.  We've been saving relationships for 30 years, ever since our co-founder Harville Hendrix, PhD wrote the best-seller "Getting The Love You Want".

Today you can find an Imago weekend workshop in 25 countries, or get help from over 1200 Certified Imago therapists.  We give you the communication skills and understanding you need to forge a deeper and more loving connection.

Try our some free relationship help online at www.GettingTheLoveYouWant.com

Location: New York, NY
Credentials: MA
Specialties: Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support
Other Articles/News by Imago Relationships:

Schwarzenegger, Divorce, And An Old Joke About Directions

By

The break-up between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver reached such epic proportions of tragedy this week, that I prefer to start this post with a joke. I was visiting Washington, DC , and got horribly lost. I asked a passer-by directions to the White House. He looked me up and down and finally said "Well, I wouldn't start from ... Read more

Why Being A Parent AND A Spouse Is So Hard...

By

Sophia stirs in her sleep as she hears the insistent whine from her daughter Jenny’s room. “Mommy, take me to the bathroom please…Mommy”. By this time Marcus is already wide awake. “Take her, please” he says “I have to be up in an hour”. It’s 4 am. Now Sophia is wide awake. “She’s seven. She ... Read more

We Love Each Other. How Can We Stop Fighting?

By

Lisa settles into the couch, rests her hand to her stomach, and smiles when she feels a tiny kick. Late afternoon sunlight filters across gleaming tables, and the neat array of family photos, and spotless ornaments. Minutes later she’s on her feet screaming abuse at Geoff. How could he come home like that, dump his coat onto the chair, grab a beer, ... Read more

See More

PARTNER POSTS