If you’re a newlywed, you probably know that people expect you to be blissful and happy. Of course, this can definitely be true! However, it’s also very common for marriages to hit some rough spots early on. Here are some of them.
1. Debt and money
This is one of the first and foremost problems newly weds battle and it usually stems from the extravagant wedding that they had. Couples fight about debt they brought into the marriage and how to handle it, as well as how to spend their money and budget.
2. Sex and its frequency
Male libido is usually high compared to that of a woman and it becomes a problem when she is not always in the “mood”. Although we often like to think of the “honeymoon” days as a time of sexual bliss, reality may be a different story. Many new couples discover that they don’t quite have the same preferences.
No one ever expects to feel lonely as a newlywed. But marriage can shift other relationships, leaving a gaping hole. Friends may no longer invited them to certain get-togethers and the social shift felt jarring. Transitioning from “I” to “We” can be successful if you nurture your premarital relationship successfully.
4. Things may start become annoying
You’ve been married for a few months now, and you’ve suddenly realized that little things you used to find adorable and endearing are suddenly getting on your nerves and driving you crazy. It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you suddenly are spending all of your time together, but remember that he’s still the same person he was before you got married.
Although many couples have already lived together for awhile before tying the knot, some couples are greeted with surprise when they move in together as a married duo. One common problem married couples face is the division of labor in household chores. Remember that you are a team and you should both contribute to keep things fair.
6. In-law issues
When you marry someone, you marry into a new family. Newlyweds can find the act of separating from their families of origin and establishing a new family unit to be challenging. Especially with that one grumpy lady who never liked you from start. Do not bother yourself if you are experiencing this, soon, everything will fall in place.
7. Busy Schedules
Marriage problems can result from overly busy schedules. Couples who are busy are often stressed, especially if they’re not taking care of themselves with quality sleep and good nutrition. Busy couples may feel less connected because they have less time to spend together and more separateness in their lives. Couples may not work together as a team and might find themselves fighting over who’s taking care of which household and social responsibilities.