The steps leading up to marriage can involve a lot of work. There’s the engagement party your mom insists you plan, not to mention the wedding planning that involves setting a budget, finding a dress, creating a guest list, booking a reception venue… the list goes on and on and on. In short, you’re faced with an ever-growing list of to-dos that appears to have no end in sight.
The good news is, there is an end to the madness surrounding your wedding. And once you’ve overcome the stress of the wedding, you and your partner can settle into your life together and begin planning your happily-ever-after! Do you still need some reassurance that your marriage is off on the right foot? Below are 5 signs you’re doing just fine.
5 Signs Your Marriage Is Off to a Healthy Start
1)Social Media Is Not Your Priority
Have you noticed how people who don’t post frequent relationship updates on Facebook seem to be the happiest couples to be around? That’s because social media – particularly Facebook—has been known to negatively affect relationships in some major ways. If you’re one of the couples who refrain from oversharing on social media, congratulations! Your marriage is off to a healthy start.
2)The Honeymoon Didn’t End With the Honeymoon
Enjoying marital bliss while you’re in a beautiful space on your honeymoon is easy, but if you go home and continue to flirt, kiss, date, and enjoy one another’s company after the honeymoon is over, your love is built to last.
3) Your Personality and Relationship Remain the Same
Marriage is full of challenges, but if you can remain positive, hopeful, and respectful of one another, nothing can tear you apart.
4) You Find Solutions, Not Problems
Living with someone can be tough. At times, it can feel downright impossible and drive us to our breaking points. But, if you and your partner spend more time focusing on solutions than you do on finding problems, the likelihood of you making it through any obstacle you face is high.
5) You Never Use the “D-Word”
No one gets married with the expectation of getting divorced. But during the challenges many couples face, it’s not uncommon to second guess your decision to marry. I mean, let’s face it, living with another person is tough. This is especially true when you find yourself answering –for lack of a better word—to that person. Understanding that hard times arise, but not opting for the easy way out (divorce) means you are in it for the long haul and will show your partner you’re fully committed to the marriage.