Marriage is Hard Work

You've read romance novels and watch the classic movies. Falling in love is as easy as breathing. That isn't the challenge. It's hanging on to that love and making a marriage work that is difficult. You look around and see how some people make it look effortless. Then there are so many others who are completely miserable and you begin to wonder if any married couple is truly happy. The main thing you need to remember is that it takes effort on both of your parts. It's never simple and you can't give up with the first bump in the road. Take some tips to make your bond grow stronger.

Never Go to Bed Angry
One of the biggest mistakes that many couples make is having a major argument before bed and going to sleep angry. Of course, neither of you are likely to sleep when that happens. The anger continues to grow through the mount as your mind circles round and round with more arguments until it's even harder to make up. Vow that you will settle things before you turn out the lights, even if it means staying up all hours to clear the air.

Hold Hands When You're Upset With Each Other
The next time you are headed for a fight or an upset, reach out. Take your partner's hand and don't let go. You'll find that it is much harder to hold on to ill will when you are touching one another. Go for a walk and get rid of your frustrations together. Build that connection between your hearts once again. It will be worth the effort.

Shake Things Up
Too many couples get stuck in a rut, always doing the same thing. Make a point of trying new things together. Travel. See a show. Take up a new hobby. Give it a go at something your partner loves and vice versa. If you don't work at it, you're likely to see your marriage crumble. If you don't have any luck with avoiding a crash and burn, turn to a company like Cordell & Cordell. You can find out more here. No one wants to head for divorce, but you need to get expert assistance if you have no choice. Ending your marriage should always be your last resort. Exhaust every measure before you finally surrender.

1 comment:

  1. Amen. Indeed! I always tell the kids they should marry someone they truly love otherwise they'll break up soon enough and their future kids will suffer. ☺