Marriage is a journey that will take you on what I call “the amazing roller coaster ride of life” where you are no longer alone for the ride!

You will experience many highs and lows along the way which, if you embrace them together and in the right way, can bring you growth, joy, laughter and the ability to live a prosperous and fulfilling life.

It’s about two unique people coming together and integrating, and sometimes merging, hopes, goals and dreams, to create and build a new and lasting life together.

For most, this journey just starts and they figure things out as they go however when some of the peaks and valleys come, they quickly discover that they are not on the same page about the outcome or effects that some decisions could have on their relationship and marriage.

What if you had the opportunity to define a mutual vision for success for your marriage – your life together – and then laid out a plan for how to ensure that you could achieve your hopes, goals and dreams?

As you embark on this next phase of your life together, make the investment of time and have a conversation about what your vision for success in your marriage looks like and ask yourselves some of the following questions:

  • What are your beliefs and values related to marriage, based on your own family experiences?
  • Who will make the financial decisions or will you share this responsibility?
  • Will both of you work or what if an opportunity to change jobs and moves comes along – is that part of your plan?
  • How are you really going to enjoy your life together and what will you do to “keep the spark alive”?

So where do you go from here?!  In the midst of all of the excitement of your engagement, and as you continue your plans for your ‘big day’ I invite you to build in some time for just the two of you – regular ‘date nights’ and be open to just listening to what your partner has to say, and then creating a shared vision for success for your relationship and your marriage.

Written by:

Julie Caldwell, Caldwell Transformations

Specializing in helping you create a Success Blueprint 4 Life