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Don’t Make These Relationship Mistakes

By Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT, owner of Modern Wellness Counseling

Photography by: Nancy Rodriguez with JNR Photo and Video / Written by: Priscilla Rodriguez
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Don’t Make These Relationship Mistakes

While working with couples, I have heard of some of these mistakes that have led couples to have big fights and to doubt their relationship. Many couples share that this was going on since before they even got married. Here is a short list of what some of those mistakes are and what you can do instead!

Mistake 1: Assuming you know what your partner wants.

  • No one is a mind reader and not talking about your expectations can lead to many disappointments for you and your partner.
  • How you can avoid this during your wedding planning? Be open and honest on what you want for your big day. Be interested in what your partner wants too. This is an opportunity to practice this skill of sharing your expectations with each other. Sharing small details will help in the long run when it comes to discussing bigger topics like parenting, buying a home, or investing.

Mistake 2: Ignoring your partner and making it all about you

  • It’s no hidden secret that many weddings and the wedding industry highlight one main partner (the bride), but I have seen more and more men and grooms get more involved in the wedding planning process. A wedding takes two people and both people should be heard during this time!
  • How you can avoid this during your wedding planning? Learn to compromise with your partner and engage in active listening. Trust me, this skill is something that will continuously come up in your marriage, not just during the wedding planning.

Mistake 3: Believing that the wedding will miraculously vanish any current relationship issues

  • Sorry to be the one to tell you, but getting married will not just wipe things away that have been stewing in the background.
  • How you can avoid this during your wedding planning? Put aside some time every single week to learn how to overcome a certain issue and/or get some help on how to do this. I have seen this way too many times in my office where couples mention that something was off in their relationship (i.e. lack of communication, intimacy, or boundaries with family, not being on the same page about money, etc.) and they thought it was just the wedding stress, only to find out that once the wedding was over, the issue was still there.

These are some of the top mistakes I see when I work with newlyweds and couples who have been married for a few years. If you would like to learn how to avoid these mistakes, come to one of my next couple workshops offered in San Antonio. I also encourage you to take advantage of some of my online relationship classes and/or you may also schedule your in-person session with me today by clicking here!

By Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT, owner of Modern Wellness counseling

Priscilla specializes in working with engaged couples by helping them to learn healthy relationship skills that will lead to a successful marriage.

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