According to American Psychological Association "40 to 40 percent of married couples in the United States divorce."
Most people go into marriage thinking or wanting it to last forever. Even in the traditional marriage vows the couples site the words "Till Death do us part." Judging by those statics a good portion of people who get married in the U.S. struggle to last that long. Cora Melendez and her husband Dwight will be celebrating their 3rd year of marriage in March 2018. In interviewing Cora and the marriage expert they both agreed that making a marriage work definitely takes Communication and learning each other.
Cora Melendez says "Communication is definitely key. The biggest problem I've found is that something might be going on in my mind that I am not expressing out loud and I eventually find myself irritated or concern with him over something that I failed to communicate to him."
Assumption is the killer of a lot of relationships. In the interview with the marriage counselor she talks about when you learn each other you tend to have a better understanding on why they do what they do.
2. Learning Each other
Dr. Gary Chapman an expert in marriages wrote the book the 5 love languages. He is an advocate on getting to know your partner and their love language. Cora and the marriage counselor who is interview in the video talks about how vital it is to understand and get to know your partner. That way there are no assumptions or miscommunication.
How many of us are quick to assume instead of listening? Or trying to understand?
I challenge you to communicate and get to know your partner more and see if it helps to keep the sparks alive?
How do we conserve marriages?