Individuality, a photo by Batikart ... handicapped ... sorry for no comments on Flickr.
I have a flower bed that has a lot of grass in it that I have to keep pulling out. Early in the spring I can attack the grass with gusto. As the flowers grow in I have to be more careful and take more time in order to pull the grass without harming the flower plants. If I fail to weed at first, the rest of the summer becomes much harder.
Weeding is like removing those little problems that happen during a marriage. First, if you take care of them early on before they can really get a root, they are much easier to address. Second, leaving them to grow often leads to more problems that are harder to extract.
What are the weeds in a marriage? The might be the little disagreements that grow into fuming arguments. Another might be a hurt feeling that festers into a grudge. Ignoring important decisions can lead to problems with finances. As with weeds, each of these issues are much more easily resolved if addressed sooner rather than later.
Take a look at your garden and see if there might be a couple of weeds you can pull to make it look better and be stronger.