As a divorce attorney in Portland Oregon, I hear from many couples about what led to the demise of their marriage. Though I am not a marriage counselor, I feel I have come to find a few common issues that if addressed, could help couples have healthier marriages.
This week I would like to take the opportunity to talk about these issues in each of our three posts, and leave readers with a few important tips for keeping their marriage more stable.
Today I will focus on a tip couples should keep up from the very beginning of their relationship and their marriage to keep it strong.
When a marriage begins, it is often just you and your partner. You focus on each other, and you spend a lot of time together. As life progresses, responsibilities are added onto your plate.
All of these things add to your stress and take away from the time you used to spend with each other.
Even if it is difficult, make it a priority to continue dating and spending time alone with your spouse. That one-on-one time will allow you to remind each other why you married in the first place, and help you build your friendship- the basis of your love for each other.