I recently contributed to a collection of advice and insight from divorce experts regarding the top 11 mistakes married people make that lead to divorce.
The very first mistake: Putting sex on the back burner.
“Avoiding sex or giving up on it can start the slippery slope to infidelity or even divorce. Let’s face it: Without a good sex life, it’s easier to give up on a marriage. The state of your erotic relationship is like the canary in the coal mine; if it’s still alive, it’s still worth saving. Your sexual connection is a barometer for your intimate life. Having sex, whether you are ‘in the mood’ or not, is an important part of staying connected and feeling in love. Yes, you might be great companions or even best friends. And you can co-parent and pay the bills and run the business of your marriage or relationship together quite well. Some couples do that for years, and they tell all their friends and family about how well they manage their lives as a couple.
But without a sexual connection, without an erotic life, being good companions eventually will feel like just being roommates, and frankly, you could probably find a better roommate.” – Dr. Tammy Nelson, certified sex therapist
Before your marriage heads down the path to divorce, make sure you’re not committing any of these 11 Be-All-End-All Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce
If you’d rather focus on the positive, check out these 5 Things Long-Lasting Couples Do Differently