Marriage Mistakes That Women Make

Anyone who’s married can tell you that getting through the marriage ceremony is easy. Staying happily married? That’s a different story.

While both men and women adopt behaviors that can challenge, even ruin, a great marriage, there are certain things that women in particular commonly do that can affect the health of their union.

Here are six common mistakes that can potentially hurt marriages:

1. Being too accommodating.

Some wives are too willing to give up on what they want, says Susan Heitler, PhD, a Denver-based clinical psychologist and author of www.poweroftwo.org, a marriage skills-building course.