If only being married meant living happily ever after, then every single person I know would be hitched. But the truth is, there really is no such thing as a fairy tale marriage. It really takes a lot of work, and when you said “for better or for worse,” it really meant being ready to take on any challenge that may come your way.
As committed as you may be to upholding the integrity of your marriage, the life-changing realities that come with it can put a strain on your relationship. With this in mind, we list some of the factors that can contribute to a rocky marriage, and advice on how to keep your marriage on track.
1. The in-laws It’s not always realistic to put your in-laws in a bad light, just like how they’re typically depicted on Philippine films and TV shows. They’re not always the antagonizing people in your life as a couple. In fact, in-laws more than often really do guide you and support you along the way.
The key is establishing your identity and life plan as a couple while being gracious enough to recognize their role in your marriage. Strike a balance by being open to their advice and help while not compromising your own plans. Owning your own home is one of the steps you can take to achieve this.