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Expectations for a Great Marriage

May 15, 2013 / General     

Many people think marriage is the “happily ever after” relationship told in fairy tales.  Before walking down the aisle, many envision their future spouse to be a constant, caring companion.  They imagine that they’ll never have conflict.  And they think the love they feel on their wedding day will last forever.  But the reality is quite different.  So, what should you expect?  You should expect disagreements, delays and disappointments.  And prepare to be angered and annoyed.  It’s going to happen, but that's okay.  Here are 8 expectations for a great marriage to help you put things in perspective. Additionally, here’s how to find the sweet spot in your marriage.



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Mark Merrill

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