It is essential that each of you understand specifically what the other sees as success. For many of us, we just guess at what our partner wants from us and, because of that, sometimes we fail.
So, be as specific with each other as you can. Set yourselves up for success.
#5 – Put it in writing.
The final step for setting boundaries in your marriage is to write it all down.
Conversations are great but putting what you discussed in writing allows you both to more clearly see, and remember, the boundaries that you have established. You can refer to them when you’re questioning what they might be and trying to remember what they look like specifically.
So, write them down and keep them some place where you both have easy access. As your marriage moves on through the months and years, you should regularly revisit the boundaries that you have set, updating them as necessary and re-familiarizing yourself with what they look like.
There is nothing better than writing things down to keep us accountable and familiar.
Setting boundaries in your marriage is an essential part of setting yourself up for success.
Marriages are long and they can be challenging and doing whatever work you can do ahead of time is key.
Work individually to define what you want, come together to see where you overlap and are different, set your priorities, define successes and write it all down.
Doing these things early in your marriage will help ensure a long, healthy, happy marriage, the kind you committed yourself to on the altar that day.
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