10 Reasons to Stay Married

Marriage is meant to be a long-term commitment between a husband and wife, and to stand by each other’s side through thick and thin, but the steady increase in divorce rates across the world is a clear indication that people are not respecting and putting forth much value to the sacred bond of matrimony.

While the reasons and indications of separation and divorce are often highlighted in much discussion across media platforms, the discussion behind the beauty of marriage and the many beautiful reasons to stay married are rarely highlighted.

Marriage is not easy, and there will be troubling and difficult times, but there are so many reasons to hold on to the life-long commitment that was made upon getting married. 

Today we discuss 10 reasons to stay married:

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Book With Megabus.com and Help Fight Breast Cancer

You’ve probably noticed that, here at Daily Mom, we absolutely love traveling. Especially when it’s safe, convenient and affordable. And when you can also travel supporting a great cause at the same time, it’s not something we’d want to keep all to ourselves. This month, in an effort to support the fight against breast cancer, Megabus.com is donating $1 per ticket to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and we’re here to tell you how you can contribute!

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Why you only communicate with your spouse 7% of the time

“That’s not what I meant!” Ever said that to your wife (or husband) before? Like, have you said that twice today? Even the best intentioned of words sometimes come out sideways in a sentence. Or on Monday’s, they come out in Greek.

Withstanding the test of time for marriages around the world is the phrase: “You are not listening to me!” Which prompts you to think to yourself, “I heard every word that just came out of your mouth AND I can repeat it back to you”. Yet the communication still isn’t in the same zip code of what either person intended.

How can loving family members not hear, or say, what is actually going on behind their ears or mouths?

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Cleaning House With Kids Underfoot

Have you heard this before?

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  – Phyllis Diller

Or how about this one?

Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos.

While entertaining (and a bit true), these quotes make cleaning with small children (or big ones) underfoot seem absolutely pointless. Does this mean that you are relegated to a messy house until your kids leave for college? Absolutely not! Your house may not be perfect 100% of the time, but following these 7 tips will help you keep your sanity as you attempt to keep a tidy home that is still filled with children.

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Turning Your House Into A Smart Home

In recent years plenty of high-tech tools have been brought to the marketplace that help to turn your house into a smart-home. Luckily nowadays, a fully functioning smart home is hardly a science fiction novelty like where the Jetsons lived. If you are ready to start automating your home then you are in luck! There are many options available to you and they don’t all have to break your wallet. In fact, many of them will offer you long term savings. Already own a smartphone? You are in luck. From self programming thermostats to smart locks there are many appliances, devices, and gadgets designed to increase your home’s technology IQ and most of them are controlled directly from your smartphone.  

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When to See a Marriage Counselor

There is no doubt that when you got married, you assumed that you had achieved your fairy-tale and that you and your spouse would live happily ever after. The common misconception is that this so-called fairy-tale doesn’t exist and that marriage takes a lot of work. More work than you could ever have expected

More often than not, you go into a relationship lacking the necessary tools to deal with and manage any challenges you and your spouse may encounter. There comes a point in the relationship when it becomes necessary to speak with a counselor in order to learn new ways of relating to your partner on many different levels.

When do you know it’s time to consider marriage counseling? Here are some red flags and behaviors that are clear indicators that your marriage needs help.

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4 New Kitchen Staples

Sometimes change in the kitchen is hard to do. You want to vary your family’s diet or introduce more nutritional powerhouses, but finding a place for them in your meal repertoire is sometimes difficult.

Change doesn’t have to be hard, though! These four new kitchen staples can easily find a place in the kitchen as they are substitutes for items you are already using. Swap them out and enjoy an easy and beneficial change in routine.

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Home Decorator Gift Guide

If you have someone on your gift list this year who has a passion for home decor, you may be inclined to shy away from purchasing a gift for the home for fear of choosing something he or she won’t love. We think the best and most thoughtful gifts are the ones you choose because of someone’s personal interests. Don’t go generic! Step out of the boring gift box this year and give the DIY decorator in your life an amazing gift for the home that will show that you appreciate the love and care they put into their home.

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Making the Most of Your Holiday Decor

It’s that time of year again when we drag out the dusty bins stuffed with trimmings, stockings, and delicate keepsake ornaments. While the task may be daunting, excitement fills the air with the thought of turning your home into a cozy holiday wonderland; and even though you may not be Clark Griswold, you start imagining holiday stories told by the fireplace under a holly-strewn mantle and family members gathering around a holiday feast fit for a king with decor to match. Decorating your home for the holidays is about bringing the spirit of the season alive and creating a mood within your home with rich colors and traditions. Not sure where to start? Follow our simple steps to accessorizing your home this holiday season and making the most of your holiday decor!

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Easy Homemade Autumn Potpourri

The undeniable smell of autumn is in the air. The cool crisp breeze, the cider and apples are all a warm reminder that fall is here. With all of these amazing scents surrounding us, why not bring those aromas indoors by making homemade potpourri that includes some of these ingredients?

Today we share with you two amazing homemade fall potpourri mixes.

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5 Ways to Beat Winter

Winter is coming in most parts of the country and for the majority of people it is a very depressing time of the year. Many people think that winter blues are normal, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a major depressive syndrome with clinical manifestations. Don’t let the winter blues get you down by following these tips. 

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