10 secrets happy couples know
If you want to stay happily married and grow old with the same person, check out these 10 secrets that majority of the happy and successful couples already know...
1. Put your marriage/partner first
No marriage could run smoothly if both partners are selfish and self-centered. You need to be willing to put your marriage and spouse before yourself. You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get after you do something for them? It’s pretty rewarding isn’t it?
2. Love Your Partner
Didn’t you marry him because you loved him? Needless to say, it would be important to remember that for a successful marriage. Without it, a marriage would be much like an empty shell. Dwell on the things that made you love your spouse instead of their bad habits.
3. Constant Compromise
Compromise and understanding play a great role in a successful marriage. The most basic compromise in the marriage is in the assignment of household tasks. If you do the cooking, make sure he does the dishes or takes out the trash and so on and so forth.
4. Have Separate Lives Together
Married couples need to grow as individuals, too. Having hobbies, stepping up the corporate ladder or just making friends does wonders for a person’s self-esteem and confidence. If both parties are happy in their personal lives, this happiness will extend and shine through to your marriage.
5. Embrace Marriage Imperfections
Fighting and bickering amongst couples is only natural. Those who are in a marriage that’s been going strong would have discovered this. Try to remedy any bumps that come along your way. Look at these misunderstandings as an interesting way to get to know your partner a little more.
6. Be Appreciative
Say ‘thank you’ often, it will remind your spouse that they are loved and appreciated. Couples in a successful marriage, often find ways to say thank you without words too. Kisses and hugs, dates and flowers, any gesture that shows gratefulness and appreciation, no matter how simple, will suffice.
7. Be Committed
Not giving up on each other after full-blown fights is essential to having a happy marriage. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and should not be taken lightly just because divorce is an option. Focus on making a marriage work, not on how you can get out of it if the going gets tough. You’re in this together, think about this when times get rough.
8. Find Reasons to Be Together
Couples must see to it that they spend quality time with their partners. It doesn’t have to take long or be sexual. Simple examples include eating breakfast together, cuddling up before bedtime, exercising and helping each other with the chores. Set weekly or monthly dates, and remember what if felt like before you were married. This energizes the marriage and adds spice to the relationship.
9. Be Nice
If you find yourself being tactful and nice to your superior or a friend, you should be the same way with your spouse too. Through words or actions, being nice to your partner maintains mutual respect in a relationship and increases your love for one another.
10. Talk About Issues
Couples who talk their problems out often have a successful marriage. As they face these issues head on, they always find a solution that benefits them both and their relationship.