Content provided on this site is for entertainment or informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or health, safety, legal or financial advice. Click here for additional information. Top 10 Worst Marriage Tips Offered to Newlyweds Cody Thirteen years ago, after Casey and I let the cat out of the bag and told everyone we were engaged, we were both bombarded with marriage tips. Some of that advice was good advice and some of that advice was… not good advice. We had to learn through trial and error, and some of those learning experiences almost cost us our marriage—and many nights of sleep.
Here is my list of the top 10 worst marriage tips that I received before I got married: First Year is the Worst We were told over and over again that the first year of marriage is the toughest year.
It was the second, sixth, and eighth years that were the hardest for us. We tried really hard for a really long time to not go to bed mad at each other, but often times staying awake until 3 AM trying to workout whatever was wrong just did way more damage to our marriage than was necessary. Sometimes taking a good 12 hours to cool off is far better for the marriage than hashing everything out before going to bed.
Marriage is too hard and too important to just enter it with anyone just hoping to fall in love with that person at some point in the future. The crux of the tip was that the wife should win all arguments and get whatever she wants whenever she wants it.
Vitamin T We were told to take our vitamin T, as in tease, each day. Become Financially Sound I was told to hold off on marriage until I was financially sound.
Seems like a tip to help someone avoid the difficult parts of marriage. Most of those difficult moments came about because of the financial struggles we had to go through. Go on a Honeymoon We were told to go on a honeymoon. Instead, we would have went to some nearby town for a week and saved our money so we could begin an annual tradition of going on a vacation with each other each year.
No Secrets Generally, not having secrets between each other is good advice, but there are things that should stay secret between each other. The key is having common sense on what should remain secret and what needs to be discussed. Have Things in Common I was told not to marry someone unless I had a lot of things in common with that person. She loves to dance and I hate to dance. I love to exercise and Casey hates to exercise. People constantly comment on how little we have in common with each other.
Despite all of that, we love the hell out of each other and love spending time with each other. Turns out all we needed in common was the love we shared for each other.
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