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MARRIAGE TIPS

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

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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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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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Setting aside a romantic evening on a regular basis can rekindle the magic of a long term relationship.

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

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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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Do not keep score. Marriage is not a contest and it does not matter if you end up doing more than half of what needs to be done.

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

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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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Learn about yourself first. Learning about yourself will better equip you to grow as an individual and a partner.

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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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If your family or friends are not getting along with your spouse, do not take sides against your spouse.

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

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