1. Putting your kids first
Marriage can suffer when your children always come before your partner.
2. Not making time for friends
For many, especially women, socializing with friends can boost their energy and make them feel connected to the world around them. So make time with your friends.
3. Shutting down sexually
Men achieve a sense of intimacy and closeness primarily through sex. So when you’re not sexually available to him, he doesn't feel as romantic or intimately connected to you.
4. Not setting boundaries
Women are trained from an early age to be pleasers and to meet everyone else's needs before their own. Unless you take the time to recharge your batteries and say “no” once in a while, your life and your relationships will always be a struggle.
5. Not listening
This includes allowing your mind to wander, paying more attention to the computer or television, ignoring body language and interrupting.
6. Argue to win
You do not need to have the last word in every argument. Admit it when you make a mistake or when you do not have all the answers. Instead, work out that problem together amicably.
Having lies and secrets in your relationship can create distance and a lack of trust between you and your spouse. And lies I’m not talking about “big” ones. A lie is a lie no matter the size. A lie is also telling the truth, but only half of it.
8. Not fulfilling your promises
When you say you will do something, do it. Broken promises can cause marriage to suffer.
9. Having temper tantrums
Conflict should be handled in a constructive way. Having angry outburst may win an argument but it will be at the expense of the relationship. Ask God for self-control and the wisest way to solve conflicts.
10. Not having time to spend with the Lord, TOGETHER (Last but the most important in my opinion)
Ignoring the third and most important party in marriage will definitely shake your marriage. Take some time to bring things to the Lord. Study the word together and encourage each other in love.
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