121 Beyond Your Wedding Day Podcast-Unpack Your Personal Baggage
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In this episode of the Beyond Your Wedding Day Podcast, we discuss chapter 1 “Crossing the Threshold and Unpacking Your Personal Baggage” from the book “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage” by Roy Petitfils.
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It’s not unusual for the first few months of marriage to include some things about our spouse we were not expecting.
Flexibility in your marriages is extremely important.
*You have to be able to “give” a little on your own personal desires and expectations.
*However, you can’t become so flexible that you don’t have a personality!
Mandy and I firmly believe (as I am sure you know by now) that laughter is an essential ingredient to a successful marriage
*Stop taking yourself so seriously!
Most of us come to marriage with some baggage from all of our previous life experiences.
Infidelity is something that is becoming easier and easier to do with the online social scene and mixed-gendered work place
*If you are having inclinations for this early in marriage, it is something that must be addressed
*Go see a priest or other spiritual adviser to help sort through these feelings and thoughts
*Be careful about running to your spouse and spewing “I may have feeling for another person”, etc. Think of how you may process that if your spouse said the same thing to you!
It is normal for couples to experience SOME disillusionment during the first years of marriage
*This usually comes from unrealistic expectations.
*As humans, we cannot not disappoint each other in some way, shape, or form
As a married couple, a husband and wife serve as conduits of God’s grace to each other
*There are so many opportunities to provide this grace to your spouse