7 Reasons Strong Marriages Eventually Fall Apart

Here are seven common — yet totally overlooked marriage problems — that may be threatening your relationship, plus, expert advice to help you keep divorce out of your marriage.

1. A lack of eye contact


“When you ask most people about how they knew their partner loved them, they will often say that it was the way that person looked at them,” explains Opert. Having conversations without looking up from the phone or TV can sever that intimate connection. It may even prevent the release of phenylethylamine, a chemical that triggers feelings of romantic love, Opert says.

Try this: Set aside times for tech-free bonding. Have a cell phone-free dinner without any television background noise or vow to keep cellphones out of the bedroom.


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