Did you ever hear the saying, “My wife and I were happy for twenty years…then we met.”?
It may sound like a quote from a Woody Allen movie but the reality is half of all marriages fail. Here is an article from Huffington Post by Allison Cohen that really hit home for us. It applies to relationships in general.
What if we could see these warning signs before it’s too late and maybe have a shot at fixing them?
You become a one-woman consulting firm. You used to ask your partner for their opinions on a variety of subjects. Everything from what you should do about your difficult boss to what plans you’ll make for the weekend. Those days are gone, and you find yourself making decisions without consideration for your spouse’s feelings or how it might affect him.
You pull out your scorecard and start tallying. The ease of give and take has been replaced with playing “Tit for Tat”, and you actively keep mental notes on how much you are contributing versus how much your partner isn’t.
Afterall, if marriage is a wonderful institution, not everybody wants to be part of an institution.
To read the full article on Huffington Post click here.