Marriage: Avoid The Newlywed Rut

Love, Sex

How you can survive your first year of marriage!

After you spent all of those months preparing to tie the know with your soul mate, the big day has finally arrived! But now that the honeymoon is over and the novelty has washed off, this is where the real battle begins.

Sometimes, you feel as if you and your partner are headed for a major slump in the romance department. This doesn't mean that you don't love each other; it's just that for some reason, you've lost those initial sparks that drew you to one another.

Is this a sign that your marriage is in trouble?

Absolutely not! Here's the deal. After all the excitement of a wedding and honeymoon, it's natural to feel as if your relationship (more specifically, your sex life) is stalling. How you fight against this is what really matters.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How often have you and your husband had sex since the wedding?
  • Do you set aside time in your busy schedule to be intimate with your husband?

If you want to learn how to survive your first year of marriage, you need to get your head in the game.

You can start by listening to Host Allison Castillo's spot-on advice. Here, she dishes out some pretty spectacular (not to mention totally foolproof) tips on how to keep the flame alive after the wedding. She stresses that in order to add some spice into the married life, you need to "Find a new joint venture".

Think about it like this. Trying new things as a couple will bring you closer together. If you stop yourself from getting lazy in your relationship, you'll definitely be able to make the honeymoon last all year. This also applies to your sex life (wink, wink).

After all, you don’t need to relive the wedding to keep the relationship fresh.