I recently sent out a survey to my readers and asked them a few anonymous questions about their marriage.
My hope was to get some insight so that I can use the information that I receive to better serve your marriages.
But, what I gained was more than that.
What I gained was a feeling of . . . well . . . normalcy.
My marriage is normal.
And, my guess is, yours is too.
Here is what I mean;
I asked my readers this question.
“What would you like most to improve in your marriage?”
Can you guess what 40% of people said?
You probably can, because it is probably something that you would like to improve in your marriage too.
40% of those surveyed said that they would like to improve . . .
In my own marriage, communication is among the top things that husband and I are always working on. And frankly, it’s one of the most challenging things to get right. There is always room for improvement.
Can you guess what the second most popular answer was?
Your probably thinking it in your head right now.
Almost 30% of readers said that the thing you would most like to improve in their marriage is their
No, not really.
In my own marriage, finding a happy balance in the sex department is an ongoing challenge as well.
Almost 19% answered that they would most like to improve
the amount or quality of time spent with their spouse.
Shocker once more?
I recently told you that my goal this year was to have more quality time with my husband.
Other things that many wanted to work on; trust, respect, connection, spontaneity, finances, romance, and self-improvement.
Yep. All sounds familiar to me.
So, what’s my point to all of this?
My marriage is normal.
Your marriage? It’s normal!
The majority of us experience similar challenges in our marriages.
However, talking openly about the challenges we face in our marriages, isn’t something most of us do.
Instead we follow people’s lives on social media and compare ourselves to them only to be left feeling that we are alone in the challenges we face.
But, here is what I have to say to that; though your friend on Facebook may appear to have the perfect marriage, I guarantee she is facing her own quiet marriage challenges.
We are all more alike than you probably think.
Arguing about sex? Normal! Can’t seem to communicate well with each other? Normal! Dying for more quality time together? Normal!
So, now that you know that the challenges you face in your marriage are much the same as most marriages, you can breathe a sigh of relief.
As for me? I’ve got my work cut out for me helping to support your marriage and providing you with content that will help you improve in the areas that you want to work on.
What do you have to do?
It’s time to get to work.
You say you want to improve in these areas of your marriage?
Well then let’s get to it!