In a marriage, a balance between give and take is important. People who give too much can become resentful, and people who take too much can cause their partners to grow weary. It’s important to give enough for the marriage and to give for the right reasons. If you give without expectation, you won’t expect your partner to return the favor. Marriage isn’t a competition in which you keep score; it’s about giving what you can when you can. Sometimes you’ll need to take more. Couples in healthy marriages recognize the up and down nature of give and take, and trust that they’ll be there for each other.

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