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As young couples prepare for marriage, they are on the path to discovering life at its finest. Marriage is beautiful. It brings to life a type of joy and light that isn’t found elsewhere. However, marriage is hard and takes work. While nothing can truly prepare anyone for what marriage will bring, the following 7 tips can be helpful for the future of the groom.
Marriage isn’t easy
Few things take more work in life than the work required to keep a marriage running smoothly. No matter how much effort is put in, there will still be ripples in the marriage waters. It's a roller coaster full of highs and lows. When the going gets tough, remember marriage is not supposed to be easy. Don't give up. When work is put in, the value will increase.
Hormones are real
Seriously. Whether she is pregnant or just having a particularly emotional month, consider the hormones. She may act different — maybe a little mean. Keep in mind hormones are nasty buggers and be prepared for their occasional wrath. This doesn’t necessarily excuse poor behavior on the bride’s part, but it can help the groom first, understand that she may feel out of control and second, recognize hormonal patterns in her behavior.
Empathy can go a long way
Empathy fuels connection in relationships. It allows her feelings to be heard and valued. Empathy is about validation, hearing, understanding, and vulnerability. With those in place, with whatever is happening in the marriage, hard feelings can be resolved and connections built through the use of empathy.
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