Reasons for Dating – Family Background

Your parents’ marriage, whether you like it or not, has had an incredible impact on your perspective of marriage for good or for ill. Luckily, you’re not doomed if your parents didn’t have a great marriage. You can choose to learn from their mistakes and so can your partner. It is important to be aware of some things that might be working against you.

Talk about what you like and don’t like about your parents’ marriage and listen as your partner does the same. Just having a conversation like this will begin to propel you in a new and healthier direction.

If it is appropriate for your situation, ask family members for their input. Learn from them; they know you better than most people and they just might have something interesting to point out about your partner and your relationship.

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