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MARRIAGE TIPS

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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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Discuss friendship boundaries with people of the opposite sex with your spouse. Decide what is acceptable and what is not.

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Use character related words that honor your spouse for such qualities as patience, helpfulness, courage, or kindness.

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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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Do not interrupt: If you listen for four minutes, at least you know what the other person is feeling instead of just shooting them down.

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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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Prepare for temptation: Fill your head with a particularly warm memory of your partner and consider what you stand to lose.

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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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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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Whether you are making a big decision or a small one, make sure that both of you have a say in it.

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

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

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Do not agree to anything if you do not mean it. It will only create more anger and resentment. Do not just say yes to avoid conflict.

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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.

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

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