The first year of marriage is considered the most difficult period for newlyweds. At this stage, partners get used to each other. They learn how to live together, cope with each other’s imperfections, find solutions, and ways out of existing issues.
It’s obvious that conflicts and misunderstandings may occur. And they do occur quite frequently during the first year. This is natural for any couple. Each young family faces the crisis. Further family life will depend on how both sweethearts pass this period and whether they can move to a new level of relations. In this article, we will tell you about the main causes of conflicts during the first year of family life.
The first year of marriage is the time when both partners get to know each other better and get used to each other’s habits, tastes, preferences. To some extent, a previous passion in the relationship is lost. Many couples can conclude that this is due to love fading. But it is not so. Newlyweds just move from passionate feelings to a calm, steady, warm relationship.
However, on the other hand, young spouses face everyday conflicts related to routine and the distribution of household responsibilities. This is the period when sweethearts find differences between each other. A natural desire to change the partner arises.
In some cases, the crisis of the first year is complicated by the birth of a child. In this case, partners have to cope with the role of newlyweds and young parents at the same time.
We often require paying more attention to ourselves. This is because a person unconsciously sees a parent in his/her partner; she/he expects warmth and care from him. But not always your spouse will agree with such a role and this is another reason for conflicts.
The financial side of family life also serves a frequent matter of discontent. If before a wedding, parents gave money to one or both partners, then it will be quite difficult for newlyweds to assume such responsibility as allocating a family budget.
The distribution of powers is one more problem that may lead to quarrels. Partners have different temperaments and can’t decide who is the head of their family.
How to avoid this crisis? There is no single remedy. The crisis is a way to solve existing problems together. Such periods should temper your spirits and unite you even more. It is the crisis that is able to show the seriousness of your relationship and how you are able to overcome all difficulties together. Otherwise, this may lead to divorce.