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Putting too much focus on the wedding ceremony

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The wedding season in Milwaukee is just around the corner. Those who are getting married this summer have likely been planning their wedding for at least a year. A lot of thought, time and resources have gone into this special day.

Yet while so much time and effort is put into this day, too many couples fail to recognize the importance of planning for a lifetime.

In fact couples can get so preoccupied with picking out the wedding song, designing a gown and planning the menu that they fail to think about the days ahead. They don’t put any focus on how they will make their marriage work. Instead, the focus stays on just that one day.

A wedding day is indeed one of the most special days in a person’s life. But it is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. It won’t complete the puzzle, it only adds to it.

So while you are planning your upcoming wedding, remember that there will be days, weeks, months and years to follow. Pre-marital counseling is beneficial to many couples and it may help strengthen your marriage beyond the day you say, “I do.”

It also helps to talk to your spouse about what your expectations for your marriage are. Do you know what each other’s goals and dreams are? Do you plan to have children? How will you handle conflict? These are things that should be focused on more than the ceremony itself.

The ceremony will come and go but these issues will last your entire marriage.

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