6 common marriage problems and how to fix them

Nobody said marriage is going to be easy.

6 common marriage problems and how to fix them
27 May 2016

6 common marriage problems and how to fix them

Differences that didn't seem to matter much during your dating phase might rear their ugly heads once you are married. But don't worry, all it takes to solve them are good communication and an open mind. We've compiled six of the most common causes of marital problems and the easy ways to handle them.

Money
27 May 2016

Money

Guess what the number one cause of divorce is. Money. It's not always about the lack (or abundance) of it, as many problems are caused by the different ways people view and manage their finances. To solve this problem, have an honest discussion with your spouse. Decide on some financial goals you'd like to achieve together, like buying a house, and set a joint budget.

Household responsibilities
27 May 2016

Household responsibilities

Nobody really enjoys doing chores, and you might find yourself keeping score on how much you and your spouse have done. But it's not a competition, and chores don't have to be split 50/50. Remember that the both of you are responsible for your home. Split the chores based on your preferences, and whenever you need any help, just be honest and ask nicely.

Personal habits
27 May 2016

Personal habits

Habits that seemed harmless when you were dating can be annoying once you're married. No matter how much you've nagged, you still find the toilet seat up every single time. So what should you do? Take a deep breath and think it over. Is it really worth it to argue over a trivial matter that doesn't harm you? Pick your battles wisely, and you'll be happier in the long run.

The in-laws
27 May 2016

The in-laws

You feel that your mother-in-law is always out to get you, so you don't want to meet his parents during the holidays. But how would you feel if he didn't want you to meet your own family? To tackle any family-related problems, you should always work as a team. If you feel disrespected by your in-laws, your spouse should be responsible to talk to them, and vice versa.

Children
27 May 2016

Children

Your different family backgrounds will affect your parenting style. Too strict, too lenient, which one is the best way to raise your child? First, decide on the values and principles that you'd like to instill even before you have children. An important thing is to always keep a united front and keep your children-related arguments away of their innocent eyes.

Sex
27 May 2016

Sex

Do you find yourself being "too tired" or "not in the mood" for sex all the time? There's no need to be shy or hold yourself back from talking about it openly with your spouse, though. Try to set a special time every week when you're both not too tired, or plan a second honeymoon somewhere you've always wanted to go together.

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