Preventing a marriage from failing is a continuous job. From the first time you meet each other, lives continuously change and grow in many different ways. Some are good, some are bad. The goal is to start out knowing yourself and each other and being able to change and grow with each other as the circumstances change. If you think only of yourself with your wants and needs, and never support your spouse with their wants and needs, a marriage will fall apart.
- Despite the axiom that opposites attract, compatibility, especially having a shared interest in similar activities, is a positive in a marriage.
- A marriage is more likely to thrive with two autonomous individuals in love, not when one member begins to believe their main identity is that of spouse.
- Long after tying the knot, it’s important to spend quality time together and find reasons to like, not just love, each other.
“The relationship was built more on lust than a true partnership”