Feeling disconnected and neglected is the stuff that tears couples apart. Luckily, by doing these concrete things right now, you can bring more respect, appreciation, and compassion into your relationship — and in turn prevent harm to your marriage.
Set boundaries for cheating
There are three different types of cheating: physical, emotional, and digital. With digital, it's especially unclear what counts as cheating. Is it okay to friend an ex on Facebook? Or to stream porn videos? Have a five-minute conversation about what each of you views as infidelity. "It's likely that one of you will cheat without knowing it if you don't have this talk," says Laurie Puhn, a couples mediator and author of Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In. You may think talking to a guy friend about your relationship is perfectly innocent while your husband sees it as betrayal, so it's important to set clear boundaries before anything happens.
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