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MARRIAGE TIPS

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Never begin a sentence with the word YOU. Instead start with the word I and then share your feelings instead of your thoughts.

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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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You do not have to feel in love all the time. Marriage and love is about trust, commitment and knowing each other.

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

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

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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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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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Share everything no secrets between you. Be open with your spouse and tell them whatever you are feeling.

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Research consistently shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin.

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Trust your partner in everything, including purchases and financial decisions, and to bring up things with you that need a joint decision.

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

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You do not have to like every quality your partner has. You do have to decide whether you can live with those qualities.

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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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Nothing is more important in a marriage than the relationship between husband and wife. Make the relationship your top priority.

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No two people agree on everything, and that is okay, but it is important to be okay with each the differences of the other