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MARRIAGE TIPS

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Stop projecting your fantasies onto your partner: Successful couples accept their spouses for what they really are.

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Love your marriage by first taking care of yourself. If you keep working on you, your marriage will stay fresh and vital.

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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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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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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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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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Help your spouse out when he needs it. If your wife has had a busy week, spend more time cooking or doing house work.

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Couples who refuse to accept negative, hurtful behavior from the start tend to be happier down the road.

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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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Have a long term view. Decide to be committed and to stick it out with each other to the end no matter what.

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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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Get intimate: It can be as often or infrequent as a couple wants, but do not let intimacy fade completely.

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

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very couple should have things they do together that they both enjoy, even if it is just going to the movies.

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

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Be flexible. Whatever financial or household arrangements you agreed to before marriage are going to change.

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

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