7 Things you need to let go of if you want your marriage work
Marriage is like a dance - it requires both people to practice and work together. Sometimes one or the other will stumble along the way. It's important to let go of those missteps so that the final dance can be a beautiful reflection of your love for each other. Behind every successful marriage, are two people who have done some tremendous things before deciding they're ready to take the next step.
Before you tie the knot, there are some things you should let go of. Couples, at times, fail to realise this and thus, their relationship ends up in a disaster. When you are at loggerheads with your partner, it becomes a lot more difficult to understand this. There are many other things to let go of before marriage.
Understand each other's values
Long before making that commitment to spend the rest of your lives together, it's important to communicate and discuss your individual values and beliefs, such as religion, family dynamics and rituals, and politics. "You may not always agree, but you need to respect each other's viewpoints and ensure that they're not a deal-breaker before walking down the aisle," says Brittny Drye, founder of Love Inc. in New York City.