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MARRIAGE TIPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Be prepared to split household chores or take them on completely if that is what works for your marriage.

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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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Be creative about differences and find a compromise. Acceptance is one of the key components to making marriage last.

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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