5 Tips For Young Married Couples To Replace All That Outdated Advice

Marriage advice for newlyweds is as old a tradition as marriage itself. Mothers of the bride, grandmas, uncles and friends have long been ready with time-worn pieces of advice to help the new bride and groom have a long and happy marriage.

Unfortunately, marriage advice has yet to catch up with modern marriages. Couples these days have busy careers, smartphones, Netflix and Uber. They’re not necessarily interested in how to sew the perfect ruffle on a valance or the best way to broil a pot roast.

Modern grooms aren’t all about bringing home the bacon, and modern wives aren’t all about serving a hot meal on the table at the end of every day.

We’re not saying don’t embrace traditional home activities if that’s your thing. But if it’s not, where do you go for advice? What are young modern couples to do?

5 Tips For Young Married Couples To Replace All That Outdated Advice

5 Tips For Young Married Couples To Replace All That Outdated Advice

Why not start off with our 5 tips for young married couples to replace all that outdated advice? And it starts, as you can imagine, with that most ubiquitous of modern gadgets: The smartphone.

  1. Don’t Make Your Partner A Smartphone Widow

You might be wondering what the latest iPhone has to do with your marriage. The answer is, a surprising amount. Here’s what young newlyweds need to know about smartphones.

You’re not married to it. it’s so easy to grab your phone to check emails, book some concert tickets, or check out the latest Snapchat from your sister. But, too much phone time could leave your spouse feeling left out in the cold. Make an agreement with each other to switch off when you’re sharing a meal, or go out on a date night.

Phones are convenient and it’s hard to imagine the world without them now. Just be careful about when and how you use it – no amount of time spent on the phone is a substitute for the time spent with your new spouse.

  1. Self Improvement Matters

Traditional marriage advice is focused on what you could do for your partner, and what each of you should be doing to strengthen your marriage.

There’s nothing wrong with that – strengthening your marriage all together is important – but don’t forget the importance of self improvement, too.

If you want to have a long lasting, happy marriage, you need to pay attention to the two key ingredients in it: You and your partner. And, as you cannot do self improvement on behalf of your other half, the only thing you can work on is, yourself.

If you know jealousy is an issue for you, work on that. If anger management is your bugbear, take some time out and learn how to express yourself in healthier ways.

The more you grow and change as a person, the more capacity you’ll have to approach your marriage with humility, maturity and grace, and both of you will benefit from it.

  1. It’s OK To Disagree

Traditional marriage advice tells us to talk everything out, and never let the sun go down on your anger.

Now, we’re not saying don’t talk things out – open and clear communication is vital in any marriage. However, it’s also ok to have things that you don’t talk about. If there’s a topic that you know will lead to an argument, it’s ok to avoid it.

Of course there are some caveats here: If it’s an issue that needs to be resolved in order for you to both be happy and fulfilled, then you absolutely must resolve it. But if it’s something you could let go of with no harm to either of you, let it go. You don’t have to agree on everything.

  1. Marriage Isn’t A Perfect Balance

In an ideal world, marriage would be a perfect balance. After you both get home from work, you’d cook and they’d wash the dishes. You’d get the kids bathed and they’d put them to bed.

It’s a lovely idea, but in reality it often doesn’t work out that way.

Your marriage needs to be balanced overall. It’s important that both of you feel supported and that the other is making an equal contribution to your life together. But equitable division of chores and responsibilities is an unrealistic target and striving for it will leave you both stressed.

Sometimes, you’re going to have to pick up the slack around the house because they’re exhausted from work. Other times they’ll have to do a lot more of the childcare because you’ve had a health scare.

Aim for an overall balance, but leave plenty of room for give and take on the day to day stuff.

  1. Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Netflix

Netflix, and similar streaming services, have become as much a part of life as Smartphones. And, like Smartphones, they have their place in a marriage too.

Choosing a favorite show and watching it together is a wonderful modern way to share an interest and bond over it. If you’ve got something you’re watching together, value that. Make a commitment not to watch without the other – it will inspire you to make the time to sit down together and enjoy your show.

If Netflix isn’t your thing, that’s ok too. Just be sure you pick something you both like and carve out the time to spend together enjoying it. Remember to switch your phone off, too.

Modern marriage looks very different on the outside from traditional relationships. The heart is still the same – loyalty, love, commitment and building a future together – but don’t be afraid to embrace new ways of doing things and modern marriage advice.

Author Bio:-Rachel Pace is a relationship expert with years of experience in training and helping couples. She has helped countless individuals and organizations around the world, offering effective and efficient solutions for healthy and successful relationships. Her mission is to provide inspiration, support and empowerment to everyone on their journey to a great marriage. She is a featured writer for Marriage.com, a reliable resource to support healthy happy marriages.

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Tips for Buying the Right Car

Tips for Buying the Right Car

Let’s face it, finding the right car isn’t always easy. If you’re not particularly “auto-savvy,” the buying process tends to get confusing. But, don’t panic. Cars.com to the rescue! Keep reading, to learn a few great tips to help you find the perfect vehicle. Honestly, it’s probably easier than you think.

Tips for Buying the Right Car

Determine Your Budget

Before you do anything else, it’s a good idea to determine how much you can actually afford to spend on a car. This makes it easier to keep yourself from overspending and ending up with a payment you can’t afford.

Do the Research

Research is SO important when buying a car. I can’t stress this enough. You wouldn’t purchase a house without proper research. The same thing holds true for a car. Cars.com is packed with the information you need to make the right choice. This includes a wide variety of helpful videos as well as reviews from real car buyers.

Tips for Buying the Right Car

Shop More Than One Dealer

It’s always wise to shop more than one dealer, especially when you’re looking for a used vehicle. Even though a specific dealership has a large selection to choose from, it doesn’t mean it necessarily has the best price.

Take Your Time

Never feel pressured into buying a vehicle! Unfortunately, there are still car salesman who use this tactic successfully. Don’t let it happen to you! Asking a friend or family member to accompany you to the dealership is a great way to make sure you don’t get talked into buying a vehicle you really don’t want.

Cars.com has been around since 1998. The site is especially convenient for those who prefer online shopping. If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, I highly recommend the site. Not only will you save time, you’ll probably save money too! What could be better than that?

 

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Fruit Cocktail Ice Pop Recipe

What's the perfect summer treat that soothes your sweet tooth AND keeps you cool? Ice pops! This Fruit Cocktail Ice Pop Recipe is fun and easy to make!

When summer rolls around, what’s the perfect treat that soothes the sweet tooth AND keeps you cool? Ice pops! This Fruit Cocktail Ice Pop Recipe is fun and easy for the kids to help make and it tastes super delicious! To make them super bright and fun and add an extra dash of flavor, we put extra maraschino cherries into each pop.

While you can use any type of popsicle mold to make these fruit cocktail ice pops, this Lebice popsicle mold is just about the highest rated set you can find. Each mold has a drip tray at the bottom to help avoid sticky fingers! They are also BPA free and dishwasher safe. Just use them a few times and you have more than covered the cost of buying pre-made treats at the store AND you can know exactly what’s in your treats and make them just how you like them.

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Fruit Cocktail Ice Pop Recipe

Ingredients:

1 can Fruit Cocktail (29 ounces), Undrained
12-18 additional Maraschino Cherries

Directions:

Place a cherry in the bottom of each ice pop mold.
Fill each mold with 1/4 cup fruit cocktail, adding an extra cherry halfway through.
Make sure each mold is filled with liquid to the fill line.
Insert sticks and place in freezer for 4-5 hours or until frozen solid.

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Fruit Cocktail Ice Pop Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can Fruit Cocktail (29 ounces), Undrained
  • 12-18 additional Maraschino Cherries

Instructions

  1. Place a cherry in the bottom of each ice pop mold.
  2. Fill each mold with 1/4 cup fruit cocktail, adding an extra cherry halfway through.
  3. Make sure each mold is filled with liquid to the fill line.
  4. Insert sticks and place in freezer for 4-5 hours or until frozen solid.
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See the New LEAP! Trailer Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s Soundtrack Hit

We’re so excited to see this movie! Check out the brand NEW trailer from The Weinstein Company’s LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song from the soundtrack, “Cut To The Feeling.” In this fun and inspiring animated family comedy, Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen. LEAP! opens in theaters nationwide on August 25th.

 

 

In LEAP! 11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. The two friends flee their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But Félicie quickly learns that talent alone is not enough, but determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

This charming animated comedy will inspire the whole family! Parents, kids, anyone who has ever dreamed of following their heart will fall in love with LEAP!. The entire cast captures the spirit and humor of the story and the music will have you dancing all the way home!

Make sure to get your tickets early! You can order advance tickets for LEAP! here!

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Join a Foodie Community and Earn Rewards!

 

Are you a food lover? Do you like to share your opinions? If so, you would be a great fit for a brand new online community and that means a major manufacturer in the food industry wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help create innovation and change to the FOOD industry!

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Those who qualify for membership will be invited to join this exclusive virtual community. Members will be asked to give their opinions and impressions on a variety of interesting lifestyle and grocery related topics. Your feedback will be heard by major food industry manufacturer executives and will make a difference! 

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