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Why is Modern Love So Damn Hard?

Better Marriage: A Place To Start

  1. Studies show that people with more social resources, who can talk to a wide range of friends about the issues they face, are better in their marriage.
  2. One need not think of love as a disposable commodity, and has to work on a relationship by investing time and energy.
  3. One has to be patient and work towards making the expectations become reality, together.

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Supportive, long-term relationships

To foster a long-term, supportive, solid relationships, it's important to recognize your flaws while still holding yourself and your partner in high regard.

Start by freeing yourself from the outdated notions of how an exemplary partner should behave.

Being “chill/cool”

These are not signs of emotional maturity or intelligence, because there are some things that you should get upset about (an unfaithful or neglectful partner, for example).

Specific situations demand certain reactions, and this idea of people being “too much” or “crazy” is destructive because it causes you to act fake and pretend that your partner’s hurtful actions don’t bother you.

Social Inequality
Social Inequality
  • Before we move towards a just society by going vocal globally, we need to cater to first place the injustice starts: Our Homes.
  • We need to have some hard conversations with our nea...
Tolerance and Broadening Our Mindsets
  • We need to find out how much tolerance we have of people that are different from us, whether it is their looks, background or belief patterns.
  • We also need to bust the myth that feeling really strongly about someone does not mean that one is right.
  • There are various online resources available like podcasts and videos that can educate individuals willing to understand reality and broaden their mindset about social inequality, diversity, and social justice.
Financial Tensions In A Relationship
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The subject of money becomes the centre of the cyclone in most relationships.

  • As gender roles get skewed, old rules are getting thrown out the door and money is becoming a measuring scale of status, access, freedom, comfort, interdependence, independence, trust and loyalty.
  • People who grew up poor would want to prove their worth, and others who grew up rich may not understand the need.
  • The age of marriage is now a decade ahead then it was earlier, and most people are already economically independent, and may have also accrued various purchases and built a credit and debt portfolio.
Plan Ahead And Live Together

Partners need to recalibrate their living, working, parenting and recreational patterns and get back to the drawing board about how to spend and save. No previous rules seem to apply in this age of the pandemic, job losses, political uncertainty and widespread conflict.

One needs to ask oneself basic questions about the meaning of money and how it would impact the rest of one’s life and relationship with family and loved ones.