Many couples have children from a previous marriage or relationship, and they may not adjust well to (re-) married life.
Planning your wedding should be fun, but it can also be a very stressful time. Our relationship advice will help you ensure your relationship stays happy and strong before and after your wedding day, not just with your partner but with your family too, and also looks at how you can deal with some of the dilemmas that may arise.
When a marriage gets into a rut there’s rarely intimacy. However, ruts don’t happen overnight, and there will be warning signs.
Don’t become too preoccupied with planning your wedding. The more you keep your wedding in the proper perspective the better off you both will be.
It can be tempting dwell on the ‘bad’ things that happen. Enjoy life more by thinking positive thoughts, smiling more and laughing often.
Chances are you will experience pre-wedding nerves, and to what degree they affect you will depend on the type of person you are.
Compromise forms the building block upon which the foundations of a relationship are built. It is a fundamental, core attribute that every relationship requires to be successful.
Parents and future parents-in-law certainly don’t create stress on purpose, but sometimes it happens during the wedding planning process.
It is very sad when someone close to you dies, but it is especially tough to deal with a bereavement before your wedding day.
Marriage is a partnership and, as with any partnership, it is important to play to your strengths. You cannot be good at everything.
When a couple have nothing to say to each other they could be heading towards serious relationship problems. But how do you keep the conversation flowing?
When considering whether to invite an ex-partner to your wedding you need to think about why you want to invite them, and how it will make others feel.
Getting married is not a time when you expect to have to manage disappointment, but it is just at this time when you may have to come to terms with such feelings.
You and your partner may well have differing opinions on all sorts of issues – and that is how it should be – but there is no point in leaving any issues that are bothering you unresolved.
Your future home is an essential conversation topic for before the wedding day. Weigh up your priorities before deciding where to live after you marry.
The planning period before your wedding is the perfect opportunity to get to know your partner’s family better, but being fully accepted may take time.
Working in a full-time job whilst planning a wedding can be stressful, and maintaining a healthy work/life balance can be hard.
Getting married may not only mean a new life for you, but you may also be entering into a different family tradition with new cultural expectations.
Being engaged to be married can bring new about perspectives, and the changes in your life can bring you out of your comfort zone.
Balancing togetherness and individuality is undoubtedly the key to a healthy relationship. Manage your need for time together as well as time apart.
The acceptance of a marriage proposal can bring about a new ‘you’ – whether you are the bride, or the groom.
When announcing your engagement you need to be sensitive to other people’s feelings, and choosing the right moment to break the happy news is important.