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Practical Tools to Grow your Love Bank

Practical Tools to Grow your Love Bank

Kavitha Goldowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist Portland, OR

By Kavitha Goldowitz

Marriage & Family Therapist 5 min read

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is marriage, and why is it important?

Marriage teaches partners to share & care, be compassionate. It provides emotional security, merges two souls in one, gives a partner someone to rely on, brings a greater degree of intimacy, emotional security, and also gives a partner someone who will look after them their entire life. Read this article to know more about What Is Marriage & Why It’s Important.


How long should you date before getting married?

Some experts say that there is no specific time while a few therapists consider that the average dating time before engagement depends on you and your partner, your readiness to be engaged and to get married. In the end, each couple is different, and the dating time may vary. Give this article a read to clear any questions about How Long You Should Date Before Getting Married.


How many types of marriage are there?

Based on the personalities of married couples and their relationship dynamics, married couples can have a partnership, be independents, or degree seekers. They may have traditional roles or have companionship. To know about the types in more depth, explore this article about How Many Types of Marriage Are There?


What is the history of marriage?

The concept of marriage has been in existence since 2350 B.C. as per the recorded evidence from Mеѕороtаmіа. Read this article to know how it all began, and What Is the History of Marriage?


What is the purpose of marriage?

Couples get married for various reasons, so the purpose of marriage differs from couple to couple. Some couples get married for happiness, respect, and commitment, while others want to start a family. It can also be the next stage for growth as a couple or the perfect option for those working towards common goals. Go through this article to know more about What Is the Purpose of Marriage?


How can I make my marriage work?

Good communication, being best friends first and a couple later, managing expectations, being understanding, and paying generous compliments can help your marriage work. If things start to go downhill, dig deeper into these principles to follow and read this article to answer your questions about How You Can Make Your Marriage Work.


How can I save my marriage from divorce?

To save your marriage from divorce, first of all, know that it’s not impossible. You should also make time for each other, work on your sex life, have healthy friendships, go for counseling, if required, and don’t allow a divorce ever to be an option. Give this article by Life Coach Shellie Warren a read to know more about How You Can Save Your Marriage From Divorce.


What is the definition of marriage?

According to Malini Bhatia, Founder & CEO, Marriage.com, it’s a socially recognized union between spouses. It's an arrangement to bring about civilization in society. Moreover, a relationship can be defined as marriage when the partners are in agreement, let go of selfishness, shape a new generation, change, learn and grow with each other. To know about an in-depth definition, explore this article about What Is the Definition of Marriage?