When many couples first get married, they begin to focus on the practical aspects of the relationship, namely, money. They begin to think about how to have a secure future by making the most sound and profitable financial investments. It is then that many couples begin to forget about what drew them together in the first place-love, sharing, caring, the fun stuff.  In a sense many couples start to put all their eggs into the financial basket and stop focusing on the aspects of marriage that really make a person feel whole. By taking the focus away from what drew you together as a couple, people often begin to forget about their initial goals and dreams and  about what drew them together in the first place.  

While making financial investments is an important element of a relationship, it should never come at the expense of what is truly important, the relationship.  By keeping yourselves strongly focused on what drew you to each other in the first place, and carving out time for one another this will help to maximize your relationship potential and keep you most strongly connected to one another for a lifetime of happiness, for years to come. 

Very often couples do get side tracked and forget about what their goals are, or goals simply change. Getting a relationship back on its rails feels like a lot of work. This is why learning good communication skills and putting them into practice from early on  is the best investment one can make in insuring the long term success of their relationship.