Want a Good Marriage? Drop the “Ball and Chain” Talk

There’s no escaping the negative stereotypes about marriage; they’re on TV, in moves and books, and sadly, in everyday life. “Ball and Chain” metaphors like, “Marriage is the end of fun.” or “Marriage is the end of sex.” are damaging and hurt our marriages. When men, or women, get together, the conversation can turn into a “Who’s got the worst marriage?” contest. Words are powerful. Time spent badmouthing our spouses can be time spent convincing ourselves that our spouses are really as bad as we say they are. If we truly believe our spouse is a “ball and chain,” it’s time to discuss the situation with our spouse, alone or with a marriage counselor.

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