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4 common mistakes newly married women make

Embarking on a new chapter in life, such as marriage, often brings immense joy and excitement.

Common mistakes married couples make [Image: Danie James]

However, there are some common pitfalls that some married women may encounter at the beginning of a marriage. Here are some potential mistakes to be mindful of:

1. Taking on all the housework without seeking help: It's easy to fall into traditional gender roles, but a healthy marriage involves shared responsibilities.

It's essential to communicate openly about expectations regarding household chores and to work together to create a fair division of labor.

2. Inviting people into the marriage too early: Building a strong foundation for your marriage is necessary, and involving too many external opinions or introducing complex issues too early can add unnecessary stress.

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It's important to prioritize the bond between you and your partner before seeking advice or input from others.

3. Trying too hard to please in-laws: While it's natural to want to get along with your in-laws, it's essential to establish boundaries and not compromise your well-being to please others.

Striking a balance between maintaining a positive relationship with your in-laws and asserting your own needs is key.

4. Neglecting self-care: It's easy to get caught up in the demands of a new marriage, but it's important to prioritize self-care.

Neglecting your own needs can lead to burnout and potentially strain the relationship. Taking time for personal hobbies, friendships, and relaxation is essential for overall well-being.

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Each partner should feel comfortable expressing their needs and concerns, and both should work together to build a healthy, supportive relationship. Marriage is a journey that requires continuous effort from both individuals involved.

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