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Want a Lasting Marriage? Get Back to the Basics - part 7

This is the seventh and last post in my Hitched series on premarital tips for married couples who either never learned - or have forgotten how to keep the foundation under their "marriage house" as strong as possible.

7 ) Define Your Personal, Couple and Family Goals: Have you ever discussed your goals with your spouse? Even if you did at one time, have they changed? For long term marriages so much can change within the relationship itself over time and the most successful couples navigate these changes well. Goals are another area to check in on occasionally together.

  • Career
  • Hobbies, Interests
  • Dreams
  • Where to Live
  • Hopes for children

It can be a fun exercise to take the time to explore these areas with your partner. Perhaps you can make plan a night where you have uninterrupted time to re-assess the above mentioned areas.

Thanks for joining me in this series. Miss the earlier posts? Here they are:


Lisa Brookes Kift is a Marriage and Family Therapist and author of The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook for Couples, a cost effective, do-it-yourself, therapist-guided alternative to couples counseling.

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