When you tie the knot, family relationships change.
We read all the books. We talked to ALL the people in ALL the stages of marriage. We did premarital. We asked the questions, we sat through the classes, we did the whole “preparing for marriage” thing.
On any given Valentine’s Day, you’re guaranteed to find me and my fiancé at either one of our apartments: Neither one of us will have roses, stuffed animals, or heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and both of us will be unprepared for a fancy dinner out.
For many, the first week on the job is full of uncertainties, adjustments and even mistakes. Joining a new sports team or a band is certain to start off with some failed expectations, missed notes and assignments, too. I’ve worked at companies where the first week was awful, but my time there ended up being fulfilling, successful and beneficial for everyone involved. The first week of anything new can be hard!
According to Dr. John Gottman, the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" are hostile forms of communication that put couples at high risk for divorce when these patterns take up permanent residence in the relationship.
Extramarital affairs have rocked many marriages, and unfortunately, you might think that cheating is inevitable in marriage. According to psychiatrist and author Dr. Scott Haltzman, however, that is just not true.
Scene 1: The Big Day
The day has finally arrived. You walk down the aisle taking in all of the people who have come to witness this momentous occasion. You and your fiancé enthusiastically say “I do!” There is a great celebration and finally you leave. Now, the two of you begin your journey of happily ever after.
Let's talk about sex. According to marriage experts, there are probably more fireworks going on outside the bedroom than inside. Shocker, we know.