Marriage & Relationship Myths

Feb 6, 2014   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Marriage & Relationship Myths

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A Myth is any invented story, idea, or concept. It is an imaginary or fictitious thing or person whose existence is fictional or unproven. It is an unproved or false collective belief that is used to
justify a social institution.



Relationship Myths

1. The 90 Day Rule… “All the Way to The Altar Rule”

2. Cohabitation/Shacking is better… 75% of these couples end in divorce

3. Premarital Counseling is a waste of time and money

4. I will be happy once I get married

5. I should get married because I got pregnant

6. I am lonely so I should get married

7. He/she will change when we get married

8. Sex is greater in dating than in marriage

9. I know they are the one because I just feel it

10. Marriage is for everyone

11. I am over 35, I am never going to get married so I might as well settle for Mr./Mrs. Right Now

12. The man holds all the power to where the relationship is going

13. It is impossible to stay married to the same person for the rest of your life

14. Keeping secrets or not revealing who I really am will help me get married sooner

15. It doesn’t matter that I don’t get along with my girlfriend/boyfriend’s family

16. His or Her jealousy lets me know how much they love me

17. I should be my girl/boyfriend’s only friend and they should spend all their time with me

18. I should be the only woman that he finds attractive

19. It’s ok for the woman to pursue and propose to the man

20. The passion & love we have while dating will never fade, but intensify in marriage

21. I only feel fulfilled as long as I am in a relationship

22. All men are dogs… there are no good men left

23. It’s ok to play games during dating


Marriage Myths


1. Marriage is an endless supply of sex

2. Marriage is 50/50

3. Marriage is tit-for-tat… it is ok to keep score in marriage

4. Marriage was created to make/keep me happy

5. Don’t go to bed angry… every issue has to be resolved that night

6. We should stay married because of the kids

7. All you need is love to make a marriage work

8. My spouse needs to change, if they changed then our marriage would be great

9. Sex & Money are the #1 reasons why people get divorced… no it is unrealistic expectations and unmet needs/expectations and lack of communication…

10. Cheating or adultery is ok in marriage, it will help my marriage

11. My spouse should just know what I want and need

12. My wife will look like she looked on our wedding day every day of our marriage

13. If I get a divorce, my 2nd marriage will be better… no 2nd marriages are 65% more likely to end in divorce

14. It is ok to tell my marital business to my friends

15. Conflict means we don’t love each other and our marriage is bad

16. Marriage should not be difficult or hard work

17. Just because it is important to me, it should be important to my spouse

18. If I nag him enough he will do what I want him to do

19. Marriage can’t survive infidelity

20. My spouse just has to deal with my bad habits… they knew this about me when they married me

21. You should always feel loving toward your spouse.

22. Love should consistently feel the same way.

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