You've done the wedding planning, said "I do" and now it begins – the journey of a lifetime. Here is a list of 15 things ALL newlyweds need to know.
Hey there! I'm Caroline Henry, a newlywed (going on 3 weeks since the wedding, so I'm basically an expert, right?!) and an employee for The NewlyWed Box. This month's box is all about communication, and let me tell you... I KNOW the struggle. When you first move in together as a married couple, communicating is definitely not as simple as you'd think it'd be. Or at least, that's how it's been for me and my husband, and maybe you can relate.
There’s nothing worse than getting into the same argument, again and again and again. Amirite? The sheer repetition is enough to drive one MAD. And sadly, that tends to happen quite a bit in marriage. When we get really upset, we can go from zero to 60 in two seconds flat. We don’t want to fight. We don’t want to be angry. But WE ARE LIVID. And ya know what? We have every right to be! But.
What makes a marriage really work?
Is there any way to guarantee that love can last forever?
It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Many people are in love with the idea of marriage. However, many couples fail to prepare for inevitable bumps in the road ahead. Some are just not ready to handle the tough times. So what's a Newlywed to do when marriage is just a bit harder than they thought it would be?
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.