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MARRIAGE TIPS

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For men, it is important to understand that women want to be listened to.

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Never say I told you so even if you did. Saying so only creates ill will between you and your spouse.

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Research shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin. Hold hands, rub shoulders, hug and kiss often.

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Discuss and agree upon some hard financial ground rules, preferably before you tie the knot.

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Recognize that most arguments have shared responsibility, that both people have valid points and valid reasons for their feelings.

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If your family or friends are not getting along with your spouse, do not take sides against your spouse.

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Stick to the present. Do not bring up old conflicts or things that went wrong in the past. It only creates resentment.

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Research shows that couples who speak in low, quiet voices, look each other in the eye, fair better when things go awry.

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Make sure you really want to be married: You are going to go through many phases with your partner.

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Setting aside a romantic evening on a regular basis can rekindle the magic of a long term relationship.

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Exercise. In marriage, couples seem to let themselves go in terms of looks and that may negatively affect your marriage.

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Sit face to face and gaze into your partners eyes. This creates the deepest sort of intimacy.

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For women, it is important to understand that men need time for themselves. Give him space to pull away and do not take it personally.

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Decide as a couple how you are going to compromise. If you always try to find a middle ground, you can end up with two unhappy people.

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Biggest waste of effort in marriage is trying to change your spouse.

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Compliment your partner in front of people. It creates a deep sense of attachment as well as build their self esteem.

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Learn about yourself first. Learning about yourself will better equip you to grow as an individual and a partner.

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Give five compliments for every criticism of your partner. You must be willing to find more that is positive in your partner than is negative.

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Stop trying to control your partner. In a happy marriage, partners know they cannot control each other.

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Take the time to write a thoughtful note every so often saying what you love and appreciate about him or her.