Many marriages dissolve because partners are on opposite pages about what the core issues are and therefore can't work together to resolve them. Take the time and have the courage to communicate about what isn't working so you can create plans for change.
No matter how hectic life gets, prioritizing your marriage is key if you want it to thrive. Leading parallel lives results in drifting, and the more you drift, the harder it is to reconnect. To keep the love between you from slipping through the cracks, make sure that interdependence is the name of your game.
Launching into attack mode and pointing fingers when things aren't going your way is oh-so-easy. If you think about it, though, you'll find that, often, you aren't angry with him; you are upset with the situation. Take it out on him and you'll wind up with twice as big a problem.
Empathy is key in a healthful marriage. Think about how he feels about a situation, even if it involves you. This helps show that you care more about his feelings than you do the problem.
Once in a while, there's just no fair way to settle an argument. Sometimes, it is best to conserve your energy by agreeing to disagree. This makes both of you winners.
Fairytale expectations set you up for some serious dissapointment, but realistic expectations of your partner and your relationship reduce that risk dramatically. This doesn't mean you should have low standards; it just means you should be reasonable.
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