There comes a moment in every marriage where the honeymoon stage ends. For some couples, it may come later, but eventually, every couple reaches a rough patch or a disagreement that lasts longer than usual. These situations may cause stress or fears between partners that weren’t there before and in turn create even more tension when not dealt with properly. The truth is, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, and knowing that it is a great start to learning how you can maintain a healthy relationship with your partner.
Just like individual people, each relationship is different with its own set of needs and wants. When properly nourished a marriage can thrive, but if it is neglected it can suffer.
Married for 14 years, Irene Quevedo, CEO of Level Up Latina gives advice and explains how to deal with the struggles that come with marriage in specific situations on our FindSisterhood app. Some of the questions she answers focus on newlyweds adjusting to marriage, sex, keeping the spark alive, personal growth within a relationship, and responsibilities.
Popular topics such as “keeping the spark alive” in a marriage shows just how similar women's fears are within marriage. Quevedo suggests that it is important to have a ritual, especially for couples who have been married for several years, such as a date night at least one night every week.
Sex is also one of the many concerns of married women, as some women find it difficult to express their wants and needs to their partner. Quevedo explains that when it comes to your partner you should feel free to express anything that you need or want within or outside of the bedroom.
Whether you have been married 10 months or 10 years it is important to remember that you’re not alone in your worries and fears. There are plenty of women who go through the same things and experience the same feelings. Our FindSisterhood community is a perfect example of that as women often share their own stories and advice from past and current experiences.