Common Myths about Marriage - dummies

By Markus Steffen, Sue Klavans Simring, Gene Busnar

Part of Making Marriage Work For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Focus on finding the truths that keep your marriage strong instead of allowing common myths about marriage to undermine your relationship. Examine these marital myths to view your marriage more clearly:

  • There’s only one right person for you.

  • Two people in a good marriage automatically grow closer with time.

  • When couples argue, it destroys the relationship.

  • Pursuing your own individual needs is incompatible with making a marriage work.

  • Marriage partners can fill the gaps in one another’s makeup.

  • The goal of marriage is for both partners to get exactly what they want