In an ideal world, boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, and happily ever after is a given. Yet its important to remember real life doesn’t follow that fairytale mold, and for far too many people their happily ever after never comes.
The Internet is full of disheartening statistics. You’ve probably heard most of them before. Half of all marriages in the US end in divorce. If you get married too young, or too quickly your marriage is doomed. If you didn’t go to college or live together first, you might as well not even try…the list goes on and on. It’s easy for us to say, “That’s not going to happen to me.”
However, the fact remains that every THIRTEEN SECONDS in America someone gets divorced.
What can you do so you’re not one of the fifty percent out looking for a divorce attorney? I think a good place to start is open and honest communication. These talks need to happen long before you walk down the aisle. Seriously, the sooner the better! From the very beginning, start your marriage off with full disclosure.
Over the next several weeks I will be outlining six conversations concerning marriage. They will include: sex and intimacy, kids, housework, career and money, religion and values, and the extended family.
Check back for the first article on Sex and Intimacy, coming soon!