473: ROOMMATE SYNDROME

“Nobody is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities.” —Anonymous

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Yes, kids are a blessing. Careers are vital. Hobbies and friendships brighten life. But when we focus on so many of these “good” things at the detriment of our marriage, what could be great becomes mundane and burdensome.

It seems like almost everyone who has been married for any period of time has fallen into the trap — “Roommate Syndrome”.

471: THE DANGER OF ISOLATION

“Isolation is the enemy of improvement.” —Tony Wagner

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Isolation is a powerful weapon that can destroy even the best of projects, people, and relationships. We were not meant to live in isolation because of how damaging the effects can be.

Healthy relationships tie us together with other people who can support, encourage and equip us to grow.

463: TIME FOR THE MONEY CONVERSATION

“Money problems destroy marriage, get on the same page with your spouse and work together toward a common goal.” —Anonymous

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We all shy away from talking about money in any meaningful way. By doing this, we discount the value of having good communication on this topic that is central to everything we do.

Early in our marriage, we had lots of confusion to say the least — we didn’t have a handle of what bills even existed. Add to that being self-employed, going down to one income, struggling with debt and not having a budget.