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First Year of Marriage Advice

first year of marriage

When it comes to the first year of marriage, it can easily be a difficult year. So if you just put the ring on or consider yourself a newlywed, look no further.

We have also been where you are today, know what it feels like, and had some really hard moments during our first few months of marriage.

That’s why we created this first year of marriage blog and wrote this article to serve as a resource for your relationship.

Also, you can listen to the First Year Marriage Show podcast, where we talk to other couples about their first year marriage stories. In addition, read this book, First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life.

Our hope is that these resources will guide and help you during your struggles, hard moments, and the adjustments you will go through during your first year. Learn from our mistakes. 🙂

You can easily click here to see all the first year marriage tips.

Did you know that:

The first year or first five years of marriage is the period during which the foundation for a marriage is set.

Since the first year is one of the most important years of any marriage, why not use it to build a strong foundation for the lasting marriage you and your spouse desire?

If you are engaged, about to get married or a newlywed, you must listen and apply any positive marriage advice you receive!

Even if it’s from the best marriage books, relationship books, your parents, in-laws, friends, relatives, married couples, co-workers etc.

Just listen. And retain the proven positive marriage advice you hear.

By applying some of the best or greatest marriage advice you receive, you will be well prepared for your marriage.

You and your spouse will be able to intentionally build a strong foundation for the happy and healthy marriage you both desire.

Is the first year of marriage the hardest?

Some couples will say yes, others will say no. Ours has been the hardest year so far, and yours will depend on your marriage.

As a newlywed, surviving the first year of marriage will not be easy. But don’t worry. You will get through it.

There will be some challenges with the adjustments that come from being engaged to being married.

But do not be afraid.

Enjoy your first year, learn, grow together, and remember why you got married in the first place.

The posts below are filled with excellent first year of marriage advice that will help you to build a strong foundation for the healthy, happy, and fulfilling marriage you desire.

They will also help you to get through the problems, stress, and issues you might face during your first few years of marriage.

Even if you are passed the first year of your marriage, do not worry, you will definitely improve your marriage by reading them.

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Below our best articles for tips, lessons, and advice for your first year of marriage:

First Year of Marriage Advice and Tips for Newlyweds

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30 Essential Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

Learn great marriage lessons from the First Year stories of other couples

25 tips for surviving your first year of marriage

How to change your name after marriage

Adjusting to married life as a couple

The best 5 books for newly married couples

How to overcome insecurities in marriage

Hardest moment and struggles in the first year of our marriage

17 Inspirational marriage quotes to inspire you during the tough times

20 marriage lessons from the first year of our marriage

Our best advice for first time (new) parents


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8 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have About Sex

Connect Emotionally Before You Slip Between The Sheets

How to Resolve Your Sexual Intimacy Differences

Communicate Better, Build Trust, and Fight Fair With Your Spouse

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How to communicate with your spouse without fighting

How to build or rebuild trust in your marriage

5 Communication in marriage books every couple should read

How to improve communication with your spouse in 7 days or less

How to fight fair or argue with your spouse

How to overcome selfishness and become a selfless spouse

How to compromise on your marriage expectations with your spouse

How to work together on your differences

How to resolve conflicts with your spouse

69 Thought-provoking questions for couples to use as conversation starters

Agree on Your Money and Finances

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Be ONE and agree on finances with your spouse during the first year of your marriage

How to stop fighting over money

How to budget as a couple

How we saved over $2000 when buying a car together in our first year

Connect, Dream, and Grow Together as a Married Couple

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How to grow together as a married couple

Fun quizzes for couples to take together

22 Ways to connect with your spouse every day

Start dreaming together as a couple

Choose a theme for your family

Celebrate your first wedding anniversary with these unique paper anniversary gifts ideas

Final thoughts

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Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life. 

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FYI: We cover everything on this page and more in our book, First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life