The 4 C’s For Every Marriage to Survive.

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There are all kinds of pressures that flow through our relationships, pressures that can compound marital challenges and complicate married life. Sure, all marriages face pressure, and some of that pressure is necessary to sustain a healthy relationship, but if that pressure becomes too great, catastrophe can strike.

There are numerous issues that people compromise to complement each other in a marriage but these c’s, may steer you to a sick marriage apart from a healthy one is the way couples deal 4 pressure point C’s:

  • Calendar

An overly booked schedule can be culprit that causes pressure in marriage. Your busy business meeting Schedule Plus your spouse’s busy schedule equals missed opportunities to enjoy life and each other.  To release some of that pressure, say “no” to more things outside your home and “yes” to more things inside.  Schedule a weekly or bi-weekly date night with your spouse on your calendar. Remember, your calendar reflects what’s most important to you.Couple meeting with financial planner

  • Cheque book. 

Money issues are among the most prevalent reasons for marriage failure. The ability to speed and the expenses deficits is one of the best indicators of marital discord. “Financial disagreements.” Couples who “disagree about finances once a week” are over 30 percent more likely to get divorced than couples that report “disagreeing about finances a few times a month.”  People tend to be emotional and reactive when discussing finances rather than strategic. But it’s imperative to have a plan to avoid pressure. A lot of trust issue emanate from the speeding patterns of the parties involved.

  • Communication

The way you communicate, or don’t communicate, is a factor that determines pressure in your life as a couple.  Words are important but never neutral.  They’re either positive or negative. They either build up or tear down.  So when you speak, use kind, considerate, truthful and uplifting words. What you say is important, but so is the way you say it.  So be aware of your non-verbal communication as well. Are you defensive with your arms crossed? Do you roll your eyes? Do you make exasperating noises? Is the tone of your voice harsh or impatient? Or are you open with your body language? Focused and attentive? Making eye-contact?

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  • Children

Children are a gift from God.  But I probably don’t need to tell you that these wonderful gifts can pump pressure into our lives.  With the joys of parenting, however, come potential areas of pressure.  Dealing with daily issues relating to things like friends, school, dating, and discipline can be tough.
Grieving over rebellion, drug abuse, teen sex and pregnancy can create unbearable pressure. But the pressures that come from parenting don’t have to be catastrophic if you and your spouse work as a team

My final thought “we want to be kind and respectful to each other. It’s important that we are honest. Also caring and doing what we can to make life easier for each other. This means that we also are kind, soothing, gentle. A really important value is talking together with the goal of coming up with a solution which we can both live with. And creating a climate or atmosphere which feels safe and comfortable for us to talk about what may be important for me”


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