How true is the saying ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ among married couples ?

What all can be done to maintain decency, courtesy and healthy distance, between you and your spouse ? What all needs to be done to avoid arguments, ugly disagreements and fights ?

11 replies
Dr. Sanjeev Trivedi
June 7, 2017

11 comments

Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Priya Jindal June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Empathy. Familiarity can also make it easier to put oneself in the other's shoes, know where they are coming from, and give them the benefit of doubt. *p*

Malini June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

It may breed contempt, but then more than that, it also breeds many other beautiful things. Familiarity breeds, peace, Friendship, understanding of a different level, and these are more necessary and helpful than other things..

DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Thanks Priya for the contribution. You are right in pointing out the need for empathy.*p*

DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Thanks for contributing, Alpana.*p*

DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Thanks Joyeeta for the comment. That is a positive way of looking at it.*p*

JoyeetaTalukdar June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

The other side of relationship indeed because you both know each other so better that one cannot think that the other might go wrong somewhere. A lovely relation one indeed…

JoyeetaTalukdar June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Agreed*p*

JoyeetaTalukdar June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

It starts always with an argument because in a couple both are from different planets as said-one from Mars & Other from Venus, but as time passes by the strings although they remain parallel (just like in a guitar) yet they tune up together to make a musical melody all throughout….

AlpanaDeo June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Positive attitude and openness towards each other, respect, and accepting the fact that marriage is a bond and it’s journey. There will be some ups and downs but the magic will remain intact when they work as a team, complimenting each other.

Aditi Dutta June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Acceptance, patience and respect go a long way in preventing fights.

RakshaBharadia June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Someone said that when u have spent a decade with a person no error is small because the other should have known! So we allow grace to others that we never do to our partners! So very true!

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