Ten common “marriage myths” (in no particular order):
1) If I married the “right person,” I should always feel in love.
2) If my spouse really loves me, he or she will be willing to change.
3) My friends know me, so they’re always the best place to get my marriage advice.
4) Just because I’m married doesn’t mean I can’t keep secrets and have personal privacy.
5) My parents raised me, so my loyalty to them should be stronger than my loyalty to my spouse.
6) I shouldn’t have to tell my spouse what’s wrong. If he or she was paying attention, they should know!
7) As long as I don’t commit adultery, I should be able to do anything I want to get my sexual needs met.
8) Every couple is unique, so there’s not a single “right” way to be married.
9) Our kids need us, so they should always come before our marriage.
10) If things aren’t working out in the marriage, I would probably be better off with somebody else.