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Couple goals a must-have for the married

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Life & Life Issues with EMMANUEL MUKULA
DO YOU have goals for your marriage? Many people have this misconception that once they get married, they will live happily ever after.
The reality, however, is that marriage requires work and effort from you and your spouse. Love brings you together, but conscious, continuous effort makes your marriage a success. This is where marriage goals come in. Why should you set marriage goals?
Every marriage needs to have goals. Marriage goals give a couple something to work toward and a reason to depend upon each other. They are a great way to grow your marriage. In the pursuit of your goals, you will spend more time together, have more conversations and create more intimate moments. It does not just end at getting married and having kids.
Marital goals will help your marriage to thrive. Considering the current rate of divorce, it will be unfortunate if you do not give your marriage the proper attention and nourishment it needs. When you get busy with your daily routines, it is easy to forget to nurture your relationship. Marriage goals help you to keep your marriage a top priority, and that is just how it ought to be.
When you spend time planning your life together, you cannot neglect each other. Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for your marriage gives you a better chance of having a happy and fulfilling marriage where your kids will also be happy. When you think about the health of your marriage, consider the principle of motion. An object that is set in motion continues to move unless something stands in its way.
Similarly, a motionless object will never move until you put it in motion. Just as your daily goals keep you moving from one task to the next, marriage goals will infuse your relationship with the vital momentum. Marriage goals not only create an atmosphere of companionship, but they also help spouses to remain focused whenever their marriage is going through difficult transitions. Marriage goals also act as an antidote to stagnation and lethargy that creeps into all marriages over time.
We need to understand that marriage goals should include all aspects of your marriage – financial, intellectual, social, spiritual and every other thing that could affect your marriage. Also, like all other goals, they need to be written down.
I wish to end by emphasising financial goals. I have come to realise and accept that money is the number one reason for marital discord, and this should be handled well in a home. There will always be an imbalance of income between you and your spouse and different money habits. Work together and come to an agreement on how you as a couple should handle the issues of money.
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