Sienna34 said on
If you seek a happy marriage, it is important to enjoy the partnership without compromising personal identity. Said another way, two form a marriage union, but the two are not extinguished. Continue to embrace your personal goals in marriage, recognizing that the vision of the individual can inform and strengthen the marital relationship. If your partner insists on a diminished “you” in the mmarriage, is not a partner you want to yoke yourself to “until death do you part.” Similarly, encourage your partner to express and nurture his or her expressions of individuality, too.