There is one thing every married person will tell you: marriage is hard. Anyone in the midst of that proverbial honeymoon period may have a hard time believing that, though. Those first few months after you tie the knot, you truly understand the notion of wedded bliss. But once life starts to settle in, some inevitable problems crop up for most couples. We asked married women about the biggest issues in their marriages and here’s what they had to say:
Money, money, money. We can barely even talk about it in an objective, budget-discussing sense without getting all testy and defensive. So much emotional murk tied to money.
Tempering our expectations of one another. Often we will “expect” the other person to do things in the way that we would have done it, be it showering the kids or acknowledging a birthday, or having dinner on the table after a particularly hard day. And when that doesn’t happen, coming back from that disappointment is hard. But we set ourselves up for it a lot of the time because maybe the other person didn’t realize you wanted things done in a certain way or maybe our expectations are unfair and unrealistic.
We don’t spend enough alone time with each other. Between work, kids, and house stuff, I feel like I never see him.
Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale Behavior Therapy specialize in marriage and couples counseling. Call us today to discuss your unique issues. 561-501-1725