A Little Advice

We are not relationship experts but we know a little something.

Relationships are an art and they  are a continuous work in progress.

Sometimes we are on autopilot and we have to stop and remind ourselves that we are in a relationship because we choose to be and it should be mutually beneficial.

We all need to constantly be aware of our tone of voice and to know when the appropriate time to have a discussion is. Yes guys we know, not in the middle of your game or when your friends are around. Guys, same goes! A private dinner or when lying in bed seem to be popular times. Be careful it’s not too late though 🙂

Point being….Communicate and continue to show interest and compassion towards one another.

If your not happy, the other person  probably isn’t either.

Remember  why you were married in the first place!

Work on it and then if it doesn’t get better go separate ways. Remain true to your significant other until the end because that is how you stay true to yourself. It is much easier to be honest and happy!!!!

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Happily Ever After or Not?

Should couples live together before marriage?  Throughout my research most articles stated that it is more likely for couples who live together before marriage to divorce. I have asked several people if they thought that living together before marriage was OK. All replied yes, and that they thought it was a good idea to see the other person’s true colors. It makes sense right? Well, I see both sides!

Dr. Harley of marriagebuilders.com says, “Marriage is a commitment to love through thick and thin until the end, whereas the commitment of living together is like a month to month rental agreement.” It is more of a test to see if you are compatible, if someone messes up the relationship is over. In marriage, if someone messes up the marital agreement…the marriage is still there regardless of whether or not the feeling of affection or love is present. Meaning the couple has more reason to mend things.

Living together after marriage is a continuous work in progress. Working to build the relationship and bond opposed to testing it.

On the flipside, many people think that it’s just easier to live together and share expenses without marriage because if things don’t work out you can just break up. If that works for you then great! J

Sometimes though, people tend to get comfortable and live together for five to seven years and they’re still not married. Often times one person is comfortable with this and the other is not so happy about the lack of motivation of their partner to get married.

This may work for some and not others. Regardless relationships are a work in progress and if you live together the ultimate goal should be marriage right?! …well then…act like it…take the time to strengthen your relationship J

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