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MARRIAGE TIPS

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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.

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Focus on how you can be a blessing to your spouse and, in turn, you will be blessed and so will your marriage.

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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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Pray for your partner and pray with your partner daily. When people pray together, they become one with their spouse.

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Do not roll your eyes at your mate. Research has shown it is a powerful predictor of a troubled relationship, worse even than raising your voice.

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During arguments, be willing to validate what your partner is expressing, even if you do not agree with it.

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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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Say yes more often. Research shows that responding positively to requests is directly related to happy and satisfying relationships.

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

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Be an optimist. It is simple, but if you think positively about your marriage, your marriage will often be positive.

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If you want a happy marriage, invest time and energy in it like you did when you were dating and take an annual checkup.

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Common interests like cooking or eating new foods together, going for walks or playing cards are important to healthy marriages.

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

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Frame your demands as favors. Your partner is more likely to heed a request if they feel they will get relationship brownie points.

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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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Focus on what there is to appreciate about your mate, then honestly and spontaneously express your specific appreciation to them.

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When you take responsibility for your part in the marriage, you will be able to connect with your partner in a mature, intimate way.

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Regularly give each other small gifts or loving gestures. Write your spouse a loving note. It keeps your connection going.

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Greet your partner with a smile. It reassures them that we are happy to see them and calms them.

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What affair proofs marriages is simply being there when your partner needs to vent and not trying to fix the problem.