Love and marriage are not things to take lightly. When you commit your life to someone, you’re in it for the long haul, in sickness and health, forever. Dr. John Patrick Keefe, a wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, wants you to have a happy and glorious marriage. Take a moment to dwell on these 8 habits that could seriously be affecting your marital bliss. It’s never too late to change something in your relationship that’s hindering your happiness.
He tells his funny stories to another person.
Have you noticed that you are no longer the person your partner tells his goofy work stories to? It probably hurts your feelings quite a bit when you aren’t the first one to experience his affections. This could be because he doesn’t trust you with his feelings. Perhaps, you had poked fun at his stories before and made him feel inferior. Something to ponder.
You no longer hit the sack together.
If you and your partner used to go to bed at the same time and now, you do not, it could be that you’re avoiding intimacy. The question to ask yourselves is, “why?” Don’t let feelings of unhappiness create distance in your bedroom.
She’s increasingly irritable.
When her level of aggravation steadily increases, this can be the first presenting symptom of a major problem within the relationship. Sure, everyone gets moody from time to time, but this emotion typically resolves itself in a healthy relationship. You might feel as if you don’t have the right to “complain” about your wife’s unbecoming behavior, but it needs to be addressed so that the root of the issue can be revealed and corrected.
Have you ever noticed your spouse not offering to help you even when it is obvious that you are in need? Maybe, when you ask for help, your request is met with sighs. Slumped shoulders and eye rolls. Seek out help from a marriage counselor or therapist if you notice this happening. You don’t want to become disengaged from doing things together that you once enjoyed such as gardening, fishing, or putting dinner on the table.
She avoids being alone with you.
Does it seem like your wife will go out to dinner with you and other people but won’t commit to a date when it is just the two of you? This is a major problem and needs to be swiftly dealt with. If you cannot be alone with the person you supposedly love, do you really love them at all?
Your lines of communication have been broken down.
Some marriages begin with unyielding, open lines of communication. Suddenly, something happens within the marriage that causes barriers to be put up. Did you know that when people stop talking it’s a major warning sign that something is terribly wrong? If your once flourishing marriage stops the lines of communication, this can be a sign that your partner is unhappy. Hit the nail on the head and find out what the issue is.