Married

So now you are Married

Did you know that people, who are married live longer, enjoy better sex lives and are healthier, happier and wealthier than people who are single or divorced? We know that this might shock you. Well check out Dr. Scott Haltzman's "365 Reasons to Stay Married” ( www.365reasons.com) for the latest research on the benefits of marriage.

Think of your marriage as a wonderful journey. It has many wonderful experiences, but also some challenges. We more fully appreciate the wonderful times in our marriages BECAUSE we have had some challenging times. Unless of course, you don’t know how to deal with those challenges.

Here are some tips to help you on the journey:

Protect your USness:  US is the most important part of your marriage and make sure you protect it.  When US wins, you both win!  It takes two to make US, and one to harm it. 

Commit to this life journey. Commitment is essential in life. Hopefully you don’t throw in the towel with your work or other areas of your life and research reveals that couples who stay committed, even during the rough times, express their gratitude for sticking it out and that the marriage did get stronger and more connected.

Get the right tools for marriage. What we mean by this is that healthy relationships need the right set of relationship skills, or tools! Marriage For Life, Inc. is committed to offering services and classes to the community that help couples, even in the challenging times in marriage.

Adapt, Adapt, Adapt. Healthy relationships require flexibility and structure. Too much of either and the relationship can be harmed. But most important, remember, you need to be adaptable to life and the changes you both experience over time. Things have to change, so take life with an attitude of flexibility.