Just tied the knot with the love of your life? In an ideal world, it’s happily ever after from here. But this isn’t an ideal world and, more importantly, marriage is hard work. Trouble can and does happen in paradise.
Also, just because you guys dated for a couple of years before getting married doesn’t mean that you’ll be spared from marital turbulence. The dating duration isn’t necessarily an indicator of whether or not the relationship will last.
“It’s not about how long you guys dated for, but what you guys made of the time together,” says Cindy Leong, a relationship coach at Relationship Studio. “You could have been with him five years but did nothing together. Or you could have been with him six months and did self-development courses together in a bid to understand each other better.”
She adds that even when you’ve been with the same person for a long time, you guys may not necessarily have everlasting marital bliss because 1. your view of the relationship might be flawed, 2. your partner may not have revealed his true self during all these years.
Want to do your best in keeping your marriage happy and healthy? Cindy shares five tips.