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10 Reasons Why Married Couples Grow Apart
by Kristin Craft

Once you inch closer and closer to each other, a happy medium will be met.

9. A need for organization.

Many people feel their lives are chaotic when their home is a mess.

The positive energy that comes from an organized home can spread through out many areas in your life, which is why it’s so important to create a system that sorts out your domestic matters.

A few suggestions may be to designate a specific place to put your incoming and outgoing mail.

If you feel it necessary, make an official “Inbox” and “Outbox” so there is no confusion as to what bills or letters need to be mailed and which ones need to be read.

Another idea is to use a bulletin board or dry erase board. This is a place to leave “I’ll be back soon” notes or grocery lists or “Things To Do” lists.

As the chores are completed, for example, they can be crossed off the list that is out in the open so everyone can see.

This may sound a bit clerical but running a home is very similar to running an office and in order to have an efficient workplace, all involved parties need to be informed; just like at home.

10. Lack of knowledge.

Love is a very important factor in a marriage but think about this… say you’re offered a promotion in a field you’re not too familiar with but always wanted to learn more about.

You may really love the idea of a better job or career change and will love the pay even more but you should ask yourself if you’re really that prepared to take on all the challenges and responsibilities that come with that promotion.

Maybe before taking the job, you’ll need training and more knowledge to build confidence and skill in that field. The same principles can be applied to marriage.

If you’re not ready to deal with the challenges and difficulties of marriage, maybe you should educate yourself more so you do feel comfortable.

Even if you do feel you’re ready, read up on marriage matters and watch other married couples to gather book and real life tips and guide lines.

The more you know ahead of time, the less unfortunate surprises you’ll have and the more you’ll be able to advance past the little obstacles that others can get hung up on.

This will decrease the stress levels in your marriage and free up time so you can focus on more important concerns such as bonding with your spouse.

This list is not entirely comprehensive as there are many other factors that can occur.

However, these ten points seem to address the most issues that are plaguing today's couples, many of which may not seem so obvious.

I feel that your marriage can definitely improve even if you only practice a few of these points. The key word however is practice.

Good Luck.

About the Author:  Kristin Craft is the owner and webmaster of marriage-success.com Marriage Tips which provides helpful tips and resources for married couples and those considering marriage. Couples that are experiencing difficulties in the marriage can especially benefit by visiting Save My Marriage.

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