10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage

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Coping with a perfectionist husband
Coping with a perfectionist husband

10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage

By: Bisi Adewale

10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage

We need to ask ourselves this question: Why is it that good friends before wedding in most cases do become sworn enemies when they leave the altar? Here, we want to check factors that are militating against friendship in marriages. 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage

  1. Ignorance: Most couples don’t know that marriage is friendship that was taken far enough. Hence, they do neglect what attracted them to their spouses. This do lead to distraction in their homes. (Hosea 4:6).
  2. Culture: Most African men believe friendship with their wives should end at courtship. They see men that play, joke and befriend their wives as weaklings. They believe real men should be hard on their wives, difficult to their children and have a firm and hard grip on the home. With this cultural behaviour, friendship in marriage will definitely be forestalled.
  3. Demand of parenting: Demand of parenting and wrong parenting strategies can affect friendship in marriage. When a woman gives all her attention to her children and neglects her husband, it will destroy affection. 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage
  4. Career and Job: Jobs that take husband and wives away from each other for long hours of the day including their weekends will eventually destroy friendship in their marriage.
  5. Third Parties: Any couple that loves the company of other more than the company they provide for each other people will be walking against their marriages; if they find it easier to confide in outsiders than each other, they will find it difficult to live as friends. If you allow anybody (your friends, colleagues, parents or even your children) to come between you and your spouse you will find friendship too difficult in your marriage. 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage
  6. Bitterness and Unforgiveness: Friendship will be difficult in your marriage if you always find it too difficult to forgive each other. Friends do fight, but good friends do forgive each other. Learn to forgive, destroy bitterness and resentment. Clear the “air wave” of your marriage. Learn to settle differences in love. 10 Enemies Of Good Friendship in Marriage
  7. Failure to spend time together: This is another killer of friendship. Couples that do find it difficult to be together will find it difficult to be friends.
  8. Lack of trust: It takes love to build friendship and it takes trust to sustain love. Without trust; couples can never be friends.
  9. Lack of effective communication: Effective communication is the number one key to friendship. Without communication, confusion and frustration is certain in any relationship. Couples that fail to talk will fail to be friends.
  10. Executive mentality. Couples that relate “formally” at home will only build “plastic marriage” not a friendship one. Absence of jokes, humour, playfulness, laughter, and relaxation will only lead to the death of friendship in marriage.

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