Making mistakes is part of human nature. And like they say, no one is perfect. However, knowing the common mistakes most newlyweds make will really give you a heads up on how to live your married life.
Here are 8 common mistakes that could ruin your new marriage.
Spending Less Time Together – Now that you are married, you need to spend quality time together. However for most people, once the wedding is over, they go back to concentrating on themselves, their work or their children. Working is important and so are your children, but you must create some form of balance. Give your husband/wife the time he/she deserves.
Forgetting your Long-Term Goals – Most couples fail to think beyond their wedding. Of course, planning your wedding is exciting and most people get carried away that they forget there’s life after the wedding. You have to stand each other for the rest of your lives, so the earlier you think of that the better.
Being Jealous – Stop obsessing over your partner’s friends (especially of the opposite sex). Your partner chose you for life, right? So give him a little trust and get rid of the jealousy before it poisons your marriage
Small Fights every Now and Then – It’s always hard to get along with people but then again, small fights will ruin your relationship. For example, it’s normal for guys to leave their socks on the floor. Just pick up the socks and save your fights for serious issues.
Obsessing over Children – Now that you are married, everyone is expecting a baby-bump soon. There needs to be no pressure at all. Children are God’s gift to us so no matter what everyone says, you and your partner have the right to decide when to get pregnant.
Little or No Sex – Some people are occupied with work issues that every single day they claim to be tired. Squeeze in some time for you and your husband/wife. Sex is a vital thing for all married couples and denying your parent that can be an issue.
Trying to change your Spouse – Don’t waste your time trying to change your spouse. When you married him/her you understood his personality and habits so don’t try to change them. Yes people change, but they do at their own will. So never get into marriage with the mentality of changing the other person.
Not getting along with In-Laws – Do not make your spouse feel like he is caught in the middle of fights within your family. This will hurt him/her more than you could ever imagine. Whenever there is a conflict, try as much as possible to bring peace in the family. Try and get along with your in-laws. It’s important if you want to maintain a healthy relationship.