Marriage is the start of a brand new chapter in your life and being married breeds a lot of excitement and fulfillment. However, there are a myriad of pitfalls that if not avoided by a newly wedded woman, can make her overwhelmed, anxious and consequently a first class ticket to stress and depression. Here are some potential mistakes to be mindful of.

Taking on all the housework

A lot of women once married often think they can do it all on their own without seeking help. It's easy to fall into traditional gender roles, but believe me a healthy marriage involves shared responsibilities. This will help the couple not just to bond better but equally to have enough time to rest and do other personal stuff. It frustrating when you have to do all the work alone and get all exhausted while the other person just relaxes. It's essential to communicate openly about expectations regarding household chores and to work together to create a fair division of labor.

Neglecting self-care

It's easy to get caught up in the demands of a new marriage, but it's important to prioritize self-care. Neglecting your own needs can lead to burnout and potentially strain the relationship. Taking time for personal hobbies, friendships, and relaxation is essential for overall well-being.

Trying  hard to please in-laws

While it's natural to want to get along with your in-laws, it's essential to establish boundaries and not compromise your well-being to please others. Striking a balance between maintaining a positive relationship with your in-laws and asserting your own needs is very important. Don't lose yourself trying to please others.

Inviting people into the marriage

Building a strong foundation for your marriage is necessary, and involving too many external opinions or introducing complex issues too early can add unnecessary stress. It's important to prioritize the bond between you and your partner before seeking advice or input from others. Whatever marital problems you face, try to solve it on your own and when its more than the two of you, then you can bring in a third party. Like the saying goes, "Too many cooks spoil the soup"; just like too many opinions can spoil your marriage.

Marriage is a forever journey that requires continuous effort from both individuals to make it always fun and enjoyable.

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