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12 Marriage Issues That Wise Couples Easily Overcome, and Their Methods Are Worth Paying Attention To


Crises happen in the lives of all couples. They can be big or small. Some couples divorce 2-3 years after they get married, while others live happily together for many years. And it’s not only a matter of luck — there is a simple concept that all happy couples understand: together you can cope with any problems in your family’s life.

1. Extra weight

Most newlyweds gain a significant amount of weight after their wedding. Scientists from the University of Glasgow held research and came to the conclusion that newly married couples gain about 3-5 lb within the first year of their married life. In general, married people weigh 13 lb more than those who are single. Very often, the weight gain is connected with the state of psychological comfort because partners are confident in each other and therefore, let themselves relax a bit.

What to do?

Losing weight together is easier than it might seem because there will always be a person next to you sharing in your strife for a healthier lifestyle. However, nutritionists warn that men lose weight faster and it can cause some disappointment in women. The best way to get back into shape is to ride a bike, climb, and walk in the evenings.

 

2. The birth of children leads to a financial crisis.

The birth of children does lead to financial problems in a young family. Surveys held by NerdWallet showed that parents are almost always not ready to have kids and it doesn’t depend on their financial standing. Both middle-class and lower-income families face the lack of money.

What to do?

Start saving money long before the birth of your first child and get rid of unnecessary expenses. For example, it will be cheaper to buy a second-hand stroller, a crib, and clothing; while a baby walker, a baby carrier, and a musical car are not necessary to buy at all.

3. Conflicts with the mother-in-law

The relationship between the “daughter-in-law and mother-in-law” or the “son-in-law and mother-in-law” has been role played in anecdotes and sitcoms many times. Psychologists say that such relationships can be quite dramatic and can even harm the health condition of both sides.

The tension is especially strong in the relationship between daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law. Research held in 1954 showed that 2/3 mothers-in-law were not satisfied with the wife of their son, while daughters-in-law had a negative attitude toward the mothers of their husbands. Japanese scientists have found out that women living with their mothers-in-law are more likely to experience ischemic heart disease.

What to do?


The best way to avoid conflicts with your mother-in-law is to live separately. Perhaps at first living independently can be financially more difficult but it is worth it. However, if you don’t have an opportunity to live separately, you’d better use your diplomatic skills and explain to your husband how upset you get about the debates with his mother.

 

4. You spend money differently.

According to statistics, one of the first reasons for a divorce are conflicts over money. After the wedding, your personal finances become joined and it becomes stressful for many — especially if one of the spouses earns more than the other. Unfortunately, due to “imaginary” generosity, couples tend to avoid talking about finances.

What to do?

Financial experts recommend discussing financial issues openly, without any shyness. You need to set priorities: will your family save money or invest it? Are you planning to make a repair or go on a vacation next year? Answering such questions will help you determine the financial strategy of your family for many years ahead.

 

5. You get annoyed by the habits of your partner.

After several months of living together, some habits of your second half can start annoying you. Psychologists are sure that it happens with many couples and it doesn’t mean that your love is over. Surprisingly, those habits that attracted you to your partner in the first place can start to annoy you after some time. A love for sports, a passion for reading, popularity among friends — all these are on the list of the most annoying habits.

What to do?

Accept them. Keep reminding yourself that it’s the habits of your partner that make him or her so unique. After all, you fell in love with this person partially because of these habits. If you often get irritated because of small things, pay more attention to your work and friends — it will make you miss your second half more.

 

6. Forgetting about important dates

A partner’s forgetfulness can make you feel sad because sometimes it is perceived as a personal insult. How can your beloved forget about your wedding day, the birthday of your lovely granny or the day of your first kiss? Turns out, even perfect people forget about important things — it can be due to a work overload or natural absent-mindedness. It can also be because those dates are not actually that significant for your spouse because the most important thing in their life is your relationship and not marks on the calendar.

What to do?

Remind your partner about important dates and events in your family’s life. It will help you avoid disappointment and your partner won’t feel shameful for their absent-mindedness.

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