When you were young did you imagine how wonderful it would be to get married? You’d marry your prince or princess and live happily ever after?
Marriage can be wonderful – but not all of the time. Reality is that life settles in and there will be ups and downs. There will be times when you wonder if it’s all worth it. You might even think leaving your spouse is the best option.
You should continually be looking for ways to improve your marriage. There’s always room for improvement – regardless how good your relationship already is.
7 Tips for a Happy Marriage
There is no perfect relationship – or person – so you need to expect disagreements. Remember that forgiveness can immediately smooth over rough situations in an instant. Never ever hold a grudge or bring up past hurts.
You should always show respect towards your spouse. After-all they should be the most important person in your life – your best friend. Be attentive to one anothers needs. Remember common courtesies by thanking your spouse for things they do for you. Don’t be little your spouse to anyone.
Honesty is always the best policy. Keeping secrets from your spouse will inevitably lead to treacherous times.
Take the time to have fun with your spouse. Crazy antics and jokes decrease tension and bring you closer. Let your hair down and see just how much fun you can have together. Life is too short to be serious all of the time. Enjoy each others company.
You should be able to tell your spouse immediately if they upset you in any way. Be open and honest – not accusatory. Be sure that your spouse knows your dreams and inspirations – your likes and dislikes. In addition don’t forget to complement one another.
6. Decide Together
Any decisions regarding finances, education and upbringing of children, household chores vacations etc should be decided together. Every ones best interest should be taken into consideration.
7. Love and Intimacy
Remember these are two different things even though they go hand in hand. Keep each others fuel burning. Surprise one another with a gift of affection. Enjoy every new discovery with your spouse.
It is easier said than done, but each has to remember that marriage is one hundred percent love. They must enjoy every new discovery and every new day with their spouses.
Marriage is wonderful and a bit complicated. But as long as the partners know that they have each other to hold on to, it should be a rewarding relationship.
Be there “for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, and till death do you part”