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1. Seek out other couples who have the same situation as you do. This helps provide emotional support.

2. Don't ever feel guilty or apologize to your husband or anyone that you make more money or are better educated. You worked for it, be proud of your accomplishment.

3. Let your partner know when you are feeling intense pressure and/or resentment. Find a way to take a break by negotiating with your partner.

4. Rather than expect your partner to know what to do, be direct with each other about your expectations. Your partner cannot read your mind, honesty is key.

5. Never stop taking time to "play" with your partner. Couples, who enjoy and prioritize play time, have more reserves for the tough times.

Marriage trends are changing, but that doesn't mean marriage is more difficult or worse. A trend can change in a positive way if the couple is willing to embrace and work together to create a healthy happy marriage.

– Mary Jo Rapini

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