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Most of us go into marriage with the promise to stay together “…’til death do us part.” Unfortunately, staying together turns out to be harder than many people imagine, and divorce rates have skyrocketed.
But your marriage doesn’t have to be another statistic, if both parties are willing to do what it takes to make it work. Life-long happiness is possible if you remember these 10 key points:
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1. It’s Not Just A Contract
While a pre-nup can be important, focus on your marriage as a commitment, not simply a contract.
The idea that marriages can be easily dissolved makes us less likely to stick around when things get hard – but there needs to be a pledge from both partners to work together through problems and not give up.
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2. No Relationship Is Perfect
Relationships are imperfect things – it’s the ability to accept growth and change that makes it worthwhile. Sometimes, your partner is going to disappoint you, such is life.
If you’re expecting the perfect relationship, you’re going to live a life of disappointment and pain. Joy is found in creating a strong marriage despite the imperfections.
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3. Don’t Badmouth The In-Laws
No matter how much your mother-in-law gets on your nerves, never badmouth her to him – she will always be his mother.
The goal should be respectful and supportive relationships, but if that’s not possible, minimize contact as much as you can.
4. Stop Being So Negative!
One of the quickest ways to destroy a relationship is with constant negativity. Instead of complaining and criticizing, try asking your spouse to do what you want.
When you make a request, you often get what you ask for; make a complaint, you get an argument in return.
5. Don’t Shut Down Communication
In a healthy relationship, both partners need to not only be able to express how they feel, they need to be able to really listen to the other.
If these aren’t skills the two of you have, couples therapy can help you learn to communicate better with each other.
6. Make Time For Each Other
The strongest couples are those that spend quality time together.
Weekly date nights, either out or at home and doing fun things together, are the things that help strengthen the bonds of your relationship. Always make time to do things together.
7. Speaking Of Perfection…
Your man is never going to be the perfect husband (just like – believe it or not! – you’ll never be the perfect wife). Adapt to his imperfections, learn to accept him and love him the way he is, just like he loves you the way you are.
8. Give Love Unconditionally
There’s an old saying that marriage has to be a 50/50 deal – but instead of thinking that way, why not just agree to give 100%, no matter what?
Conflict happens when people feel unappreciated, or as if they aren’t receiving as much as they give. Instead, look for ways to give to your partner without expecting anything in return. True love gives unconditionally.
9. Talk. Really Talk.
Between work and kids, it can be hard to find a moment to have a conversation, and it seems like most of what we talk about revolves around chores, carpools and what’s for dinner.
The happiest couples are those that spend time talking about their hopes and dreams, their fears and feelings. Those deep conversations turn into trust, by building a sense of security. There is no stronger bond than that of being able to truly express yourself openly, knowing that you’ll be accepted by your partner no matter what.
10. Appreciate Your Spouse
Every day, let your partner know just how much you appreciate having him in your life. Never let your partner feel taken for granted.
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