Where intending couples are sensitive enough to recognize perpetual conflict in their relationship, I strongly recommend that they pause, discuss, pray, and see a professional counselor for appropriate help before heading for marriage.
Conflict management begins at the point where you are able to diagnose your type of conflict and seek appropriate help as needed.
Marital conflict cannot be totally ruled out of a marital relationship because of proximity; it can also bring understanding progress and lead to sustained marital commitment if it is rightly resolved.
One reason why individuals keep secrets is that, they feel the other person might not be able to handle the truth. This action actually springs out of fear of what the response of the other party might be, hence the information which may be vital is withheld.
It is not enough to trust your marital partner with the details of your past and intimate him or her with your future aspirations. At the same time, he or her should be in the knowing of the details of each passing moment of your life; for marriage makes you…
Your past cannot be rewritten; anyone who cannot cope with it does not deserve a future with you.
You must be able to have a meaningful conversation about your past, present, and future aspirations with your life partner without any iota of fear or shame. Let your spouse know everything about you.
Accountability goes a long way toward sustaining marital commitment. There must be people in your life that you hold yourself accountable to. This way, sustainability is easily achieved at every point in life, especially when it comes to marriage.