3 Reasons you should get married

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Have a think for a moment – what is the purpose of marriage? Why do we get married? And why do we stay married?

Marriage is wonderful and difficult all at once and we often blame it for any unhappiness or challenges we encounter. But marriage can be the perfect toolkit to deal with life’s problems. Here are three things to remember about your marriage when the going gets tough:

1. Marriage is about fulfillment. Marriage can and should make us happy. But often we think our marriage or relationship has failed if we’re unhappy. This assumes that our partner is solely responsible for our happiness – and that’s an unfair burden to put on someone we love. Happiness is transitory. It’s great, but it can’t last forever. Marriage is a way to mutually fulfill ourselves, to commit to finding something deeper and longer-lasting than passing happiness.

2. Marriage helps us grow. When we love and are loved, we become selfless. We care about our partner, we forget about ourselves. We become stronger, better people. Marriage, and working for our relationship, can help us to become the person we want to be.

3. Marriage helps us to identify deeper issues. This is all starting to sound like marriage involves sacrificing happiness – not at all! If we’re feeling marital discord, it’s more often than not a symptom of a deeper problem. And when this happens, you’re not alone in dealing with it! You and your partner can work together to identify and address the deeper issues.

For more information and advice on getting the most out of your marriage, check out our Marriage Kit

Francine & Byron Pirola
Francine & Byron Pirola are the authors SmartLoving Series and the founders of the Stick Kit. They have worked with thousands of couples in several countries over the past 20 years. They have been married since 1988 and have five children.
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