Transcript for Marriage advice from divorced people
Now to our series I dos and I don'ts. Just in time for wedding season this morning, Becky Worley is back bringing us marriage advice from revealing what they wish they knew before saying I do. Reporter: Modern dating is all about apps that let you swipe left or swipe right to find the person of your dreams. That's great that there are apps that help you get together but don't you wish there were apps that helped you stay together. All right. Let's create a virtual one with the help of Beth and bill. Married 18 years, but -- I don't think anyone should go into any long-term relationship thinking that there aren't going to be big problems. Reporter: And like a difference in the way they argued, he got angry. She stuffed her feelings down. It led it a big-time decision. That was when I started to think about divorce. Reporter: Fast forward and they're now amicably divorced, friends even and have lots of hard earned advice. I wouldn't just dismiss any of these little frustrations because they'll just get bigger. Reporter: For example, they knew early they managed stress differently but instead of working on that it grew into a major source of conflict. So swipe right for talking about the hard stuff and about talking. I wish that I would have been honest with somebody about the concerns I had and worked to address them. Reporter: Adding couple's counseling before you tie the knot is another swipe right. Even if things seem like they're fantastic, always good to check in with somebody every once in a while and get that perspective. Reporter: Most importantly, swipe right when you find -- Somebody who is happy with themselves and someone who is be completely self-sufficient on their own. You don't need another drag in your life. Reporter: The final advice from these experts. Remember, you are making choices, you're making the choice to get into this you should make the choice to maintain it to the best of your ability and to love your partner as much as you can. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Becky Worley, Oakland, California. We thank Becky and bring in Natalia Juarez. Good to have you here. All right. Relationship pit falls. What do couples need to know. They fail from the holes that were in them from the start. Some of the top ones are complacency, they just start taking their relationship for granted, not working on them, absolutely communication that's a big issue and character things such as a loss of trust, respect, compassion. Okay, we are -- let's face it, we all see red flags. We do and some of them -- when do you know they can be fixed and when do you know that these cannot be fixed? Okay, so red flags are a little more black and white. Things you just know this will not end well, anger issue, commitment issues and yellow flags are trickier because they often speak to personal reference. So things like if someone is speaking really negative about their ex or often and if you're friends and family are questioning them and also if you don't fight, you know, that sometimes can be a yellow flag. Is that a good thing or is a lot going unresolved. What should you know about yourself? You're always talking about the other person you're going to be but shouldn't you ask yourself some questions. Absolutely. Knowing who you are, especially what your core values are and communicating that to your partner and knowing theirs so you can support one another's. You're saying there can be actually some benefits to when something doesn't work out. Yes. We can learn from our mistakes perhaps and that will help us in the next relationship. Every relationship and every breakup is an opportunity to grow and Earth enhances a person and take that all into your next relationship and it is an evolution of love. So someone else will benefit from my hard work? Into, no, no, no. We all do. Momma don't play that. No, but great advice and I love your pin there, go, raptors. For more advice head to our website, goodmorningamerica.com
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