His experiences with divorcing couples give him the wisdom to help others learn how to keep the love in their marriage alive.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 19, 2015
Portland family law attorneys see divorcing couples in their office every single day. Some would let these experiences taint their view on love and relationships. For Ronald Johnston, his experiences with divorcing couples give him the wisdom to help others learn how to keep the love in their marriage alive.
Recently Johnston wrote a series of blog posts addressing this topic and offering advice on how to create and maintain a healthy, loving marriage.
In the first post of the series Johnston says continuing to date is extremely important for any marriage.
“Even if it is difficult, make it a priority to continue dating and spending time alone with your spouse. That one-on-one time will allow you to remind each other why you married in the first place, and help you build your friendship- the basis of your love for each other.”
This post also discusses added responsibilities like careers, pets, and children which can often add to your stress level. Handling all of these things with balance and perspective can keep you from feeling overwhelmed.
In the second post of the series Johnston discusses the importance of showing love through kindness and respect.
“At the end of a long day, it may be difficult to put out the effort to show your spouse you love them when all you want to do is relax, but making that effort is a lot easier than dealing with the constant stress of arguing with your spouse.”
Johnston says he saved one of his most important tips for his last post of the series- building relationships based on honesty.
“Many marriages end because a partner keeps secrets from their spouse… Starting off a relationship with the expectation of clear, transparent communication can keep secrets from ever happening. “
To summarize the main points of the posts, Johnston says:
- It is important to continue dating even after you are married and have added responsibilities. It will help to enhance your bond and remind you why you got together in the first place.
- Communicating with and showing love through kindness and respect will help ward off arguments
- Honesty will keep relationships from becoming diseased through lies and secrets
About Ronald Johnston
Ronald Johnston is one of the elite divorce attorneys in Portland OR, and has been practicing family law matters for over 36 years. His mission is to help his clients through the process of divorce to forge a new emotional and financial base for their lives. Individuals facing divorce retain Ronald Johnston based on his reputation for giving candid, no-nonsense legal advice, his extensive litigation experience and his dedication to obtaining the best outcome for his clients allowed under the law. He understands that divorce can be a painful process, and he guides clients through the legal system in a productive and cost-effective manner.