comparing marriagesThe good news is, if you’re guilty of comparing marriages, know that looks can be deceiving.

You’d never know from our recent photo shoot that we couldn’t wait for it to end. Between the baby crying and the other kids trying to run away, we couldn’t wait for the photo shoot to be done. But when the pictures came out beautifully, we realized how easy it is for people to compare marriages to others’ even when we have no idea what is going on behind closed doors!

Many of us fall into the trap of comparing our relationship to others. We get caught up in the way other marriages look. We see pictures being posted on Facebook and we become envious. The truth is, a picture or any external snapshot of anyone is only showing you how things look on the surface. We really have no idea what is going on behind closed doors!

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Looking at our pictures you would never know that we were waiting for the shoot to be finished so we could dart away to catch our toddler. Looks can be deceiving so think twice before you make up a story based on appearances!

Curious about what the statistics show about Facebook’s impact on marriage? They are significant, unfortunately.

We would love to help you develop the confidence in your own marriage and relationship so that you never need to compare your marriage to others’ relationships ever again! Contact us at our marriage counseling practice if you’d like to do so.

With best wishes for your relationship success,

Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin

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