Why do marriages fail?
What contributes to success in marriage?
For couples embarking on marriage, and for those already married, there are several important factors shown by research to make a difference.
Today many scholars would say that
the most important element in a successful marriage is kindness!
In an era of marital instability, how do we keep marital love alive and growing? We can learn much about strengthening our marriages from those whose marriages are doing well.
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How can you keep that glow going
in your marriage? It is possible to keep love
and romance alive in your marriage with
some planning and effort.
For most marriages the wedding anniversaries spent together will be less than fifty, pointing out the need to make each one count as though it might be the last.
Couples who have healthy marriages love and respect each other and use many methods to communicate that to each other.
Marriage is a process. The individuals in a relationship, as well as the marital relationship itself, go through stages and have the potential for continuous growth.
Love is more than words. It is more than an occasional gift. Love is a commitment to another person that shows itself in our willingness to adapt to and cooperate with another person. It is hard work.
Listening is the art of connecting with another person so you fully understand what they are saying and feeling. It is a vital and necessary skill needed in creating and maintaining a marriage, in parenting children effectively, and in working together and making effective decisions on the job.
Approximately 90 percent of the population will marry at some point in their lives. More than 40 percent of those marrying for the first time will divorce usually during the early years of their marriage. Most marriages are not operating at their full potential.
Positive interactions and good times help
couples feel loved and respected.
When either of the spouses feels angry feelings coming on, those angry feelings should be expressed in words, but the words should be expressed calmly and with love.
Don't set into motion a hurtful, destructive method of responding to differences and resolving disagreements. Disagreement and conflict are part of the daily lives of many couples because marriage provides a fertile ground in which the seeds of conflict can germinate.
It is natural for marriages to get stuck.
Within a couple of years of being together most couples discover some issues and
differences that don’t get resolved.
Just because interpersonal conflict is common doesn't mean it has to be negative and destructive. We must understand when conflict occurs and avoid falling prey to some of its common myths and misconceptions.
Regular family meetings can promote family harmony by providing a safe time and place for making decisions, recognizing good things happening in the family, setting up rules, settling conflicts, and pointing out individual strengths.
Few people realize how much having children will change their lives. Prospective parents can read about children’s needs, but still be perplexed when they realize how much time caring for children can take
Every day, parents are faced with decisions about how to raise their children. How parents
negotiate their childrearing beliefs and
their day-to-day shared parenting
responsibilities is called coparenting.
The arrival of a couple's first baby is a time of great joy but it inevitably involves many changes in their daily life and their relationship.