5 Things Every Marriage Needs

Copyright 2012 by Roberta Gallagher

You might think a marriage needs passion, loyalty, understanding, attention, respect, and so on. But long lasting relationships also need these 5 key elements.

1. Altruism:

Couples who put each others happiness first are much more satisfied with their marriages than ones that don’t.

2. Friends:

Some one-on-one time is nice and necessary, but you both also need the social outlet, companionship, and support of others.

3. Commitment:

Total dedication to the relationship means you’re more likely to work at keeping it strong.

4. In-Jokes:

They may sound like something out of junior high, but those pet names and silly secrets help keep you connected.

5. Rituals:

Things like texting “I love you,” traditions such as going to the same restaurant on every anniversary, and nightly kisses, energize and enrich you both..


When hurts have built upit’s common to distance from your partner.But practicing these 5 Needs is agood way to regain your loving connection.

If there are obstacles in the way –whether those be thoughts, behaviors, or feelings –I’d like to help you resolve themso you both can get your needs met.

Let’s get started.Call for your first appointment today.305-663-0584

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