6. Conflict is inevitable — recognize your role in resolving it.
When you’re in the honeymoon phase, it’s hard to imagine there will be arguments or that your spouse has annoying traits and habits, but all of that awaits. How will you deal?
Often, the things you dislike or despise later in your relationship have more to do with you than your partner. It’s all about the vulnerabilities, insecurities and discomfort you bring in.
“A big piece about how to handle conflict and anger is knowing that it starts with yourself… how you can manage your own anxiety, practice healthy ways of taking care of you, and just making sure you’re in a good place to address whatever stressors are happening,” she noted.
From there, it’s about knowing how to come together and communicate as a couple. People are very quick to respond and react, but what you need to do is stop, be present and listen.
7. Discuss what a breach of trust would mean to you.
Will you be monogamous and committed only to each other, or are you OK with a more open marriage? It depend
s on the couple and what their personal boundaries and values are, noted.
What would a betrayal mean to you? For some people, unacceptable behavior can mean flirting, sending texts or having an emotional affair. For others, the only deal-breaker may be sleeping with someone else. Talk about it before you get married.Please Scroll Below for NEXT Page to continue