Marriage Mistake Facts
Marriage Mistake Facts

Top 10 Marriage Mistakes

By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer
Published March 2, 2018
  • Focusing on the negative.[1]
  • Marriage Mistakes
    It's a self-fulfilling prophecy when we focus on the negative in our partner: the more we look for it, the more we see it

  • Not listening to your spouse.[2]
  • Relationship Mistakes
    Stonewalling your partner, or not listening, can be a sign of contempt, which is the death knell for a marriage

  • Lack of physical intimacy.[2]
  • Common Marriage Mistakes
    The loss of physical intimacy often precipitates the loss of emotional intimacy

  • Dishonesty.[2]
  • Marriage Counseling
    Distrust moves through and weakens every part of a marriage, including finances, child-rearing, and other life decisions

  • Expecting your spouse to be your everything.[2]
  • Marriage Tips
    Marital bliss is possible only if each partner is capable of being independently blissful

  • Hurtful teasing.[3]
  • Relationship Advice
    While some teasing can be a helpful tool in building a healthy marriage, there are some jokes that just aren’t funny

  • Losing curiosity in your partner.[2]
  • Marriage Advice
    Losing interest in your spouse is a critical but common mistake in a marriage

  • Dropping the D-word.[2]
  • Relationship Help
    Unless you are genuinely thinking about getting a divorce, do not bring it up

  • Not saying thank you.[2]
  • Love Mistakes
    Saying “thank you" to a spouse is a simple but powerful and important gesture for staying connected and feeling appreciated

  • Not talking about finances.[2]
  • Marriage Conflicts
    Some of the most contentious divorces revolve around money