Thirteen years ago, after Casey and I let the cat out of the bag and told everyone we were engaged, we were both bombarded with marriage tips. Some of that advice was good advice and some of that advice was… not good advice. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t know which tips were good tips and which tips were bad tips. We had to learn through trial and error, and some of those learning experiences almost cost us our marriage–and many nights of sleep.
I’m sure that some of the advice is good for other couples, but it was just plain bad advice for us. And I’m also sure that some of the advice I would give to a newlywed couple would turn out to be terrible advice for them in the end as well. But some of the tips we received, we’d never give to anyone else regardless of the couple and I have no idea how some of these tips ever passed as good marriage advice in the first place.
Here is my list of the top 10 worst marriage tips that I received before I got married:
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