My Ten Tips for a Happy Marriage

via Daily Prompt: Ten

  1. No matter how long you are together, never take each other for granted
  2. Identify and understand each other’s preferred “love language” – I strongly recommend that you read a book called “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
  3. Begin and end each day with a meaningful kiss and/or hug
  4. Give praise and compliments often – acknowledge efforts/changes
  5. Never go to bed feeling angry with each other, even if issues are unresolved, agree to address it the following day
  6. Surprise each other, don’t let the romance die
  7. Have couple goals, e.g. Date nights, cooking together, studying together, exercising together etc.
  8. Don’t accuse or assume, listen attentively, not selectively
  9. Do not underestimate the need for intimacy- keep the flame alight
  10. Trust and respect each other no matter what – you may be married but you are still two individuals, this in itself means that it’s also important to have “me” time when needed

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12 thoughts on “My Ten Tips for a Happy Marriage

  1. Interesting read….5 is the hardest especially since I can be an extremely stubborn person at times and wont talk first…will try 🙂

    1. You’re willing to try and you should give yourself a pat on the back for that but I am sure your other half will appreciate the effort. It’s not easy, I know. Perhaps ask yourself, what if tomorrow never comes, anything could happen – how would you feel if you didn’t have the chance to make things right? Best to swallow the pride and resolve the issue so that you can both go to bed at ease 🙂

    1. No one said it was going to be easy. If someone or something is important enough, then we make extra effort to create that peace of mind. It is much easier to do that than to live in regret if you one day realised that it was too late and you should have or could have…I know that sounds a little paranoid, but maybe sometimes it’s okay to be…if you’re going to be focused on the “NOW”.

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