A Common Marriage Problem, Expecting your Partner to Think and Act as You
So many people let petty, trivial issues destroy their relationship. If people were all the
same the world would be such a boring place and common marriage problems wouldn’t exist but given that we are all different why do so many of
us expect that our partners should think and act the same way that we do just because we have a ring on our finger!
Brian for example has just come back into the office after having an
argument about his honeymoon with his wife to be. The security of his job is currently in some doubt so he suggested that they hold off
booking their honeymoon for a short while and if the news is bad at work then they should consider a cheaper alternative. His fiancée
doesn’t agree and suggested that if they can’t agree on the honeymoon what else will they disagree on in the future.
Isn’t that just such a negative way of looking at things? Why does she
automatically assume that they should agree on absolutely everything? That’s just one of life’s conundrums.
Do we really seek out like minded individuals as our partners? If so why
the saying 'opposites attract'?
Couples just need to accept that they will not always think the same,
they will not always act the same and they won't always want to do the same things. It's life and it shouldn't make any difference to the
marriage. Like with most common marriage
problems, differences of opinion are easily solved with a little bit of effort. So many people assume that different ideas
means not compatible so lets bale out but it’s generally a lot easier and far more rewarding to put a little effort into understanding
our partners and sorting things out.
Common Marriage Problems - Boredom is a killer
Couples often find that after the honeymoon period is behind them and they have settled in to married life it isn’t quite the constant bed of
roses that they imagined it to be.
Common Marriage Problems - Neglect
It is so easy to work your life away, forget about your family, your partner and your relationship.
Common Marriage Problems - Striking
The inability to strike the right balance in a relationship is one of those small, niggley,
common marriage problems that sends a marriage off course
Common Marriage Problems - Baby Fix
Many people believe that having a baby is a first class ticket
to save a marriage, a quick fix to often unrelated marital problems.