Being Self-Sufficient


Being self-sufficient is a big reason for marital unhappiness. We are taught from birth to learn to resolve our own problems. We take great pride in being self-sufficient. It’s the great American way. But if a tooth aches, we don’t tie a string to it and the door and slam the door to pull it. We go to a dentist. Then why is it that married people think that they can resolve issues of marriage, one of the most complex relationships on earth? People like me get education and training for 12 years and then have to spend another 30 years in practice learning how to resolve marriage problems. Mary and Joe without such training believe that they can resolve their own marriage problems. Well? It’s why 50% of marriages fail