Getting married is the ultimate expression of commitment and love for someone. The idea of making the promise of remaining together in loyalty for your entire life is romantic, to say the least. Rarely do people have divorce in mind when they propose to their spouses.
Sadly, in many cases, despite people’s initial intentions of staying together forever, it doesn’t always play out that way. For a variety of reasons, from financial disagreements to infidelity, they ultimately call it quits, resulting in divorce. While some situations may result in separation regardless of how hard you try. The secret lies in knowing how to set yourself up for success as a couple.
Here are some of the best tips for making your marriage last.
Make An Effort To Spend Time Together
Even though life can get busy, and you may have commitments that keep your schedule full outside of your marriage, it’s important to remember why you got married in the first place.
Take at least an hour a day to enjoy time talking to each other about how your day went. It should be in an environment without distractions and totally stress-free. Most people enjoy making dinner time a moment for catching up with each other as a couple.
Hear Each Other Out
A perfect marriage doesn’t mean that you have to agree on everything all the time. However, it does involve listening to each other. You should take the time to hear the other spouse’s opinion even if you feel angry.
Your opinion may be completely opposite from your spouse; however, rather than assuming you’re right and they’re wrong, consider hearing them out. You might be surprised to find that they may have a good point. Hearing your spouse out even when you have a strongly differing opinion than them on something is a sign of respect.
Even happy couples get frustrated with each other at times. The important thing is to let it out and tell the other how you’re feeling. Holding in your thoughts and feelings will only lead to harboring ill will against the other.
Take time to talk to each other about anything that’s been bothering you. Squashing it early on rather than letting it fester will keep you from holding grudges. Many couples stand by the idea that you should “never go to sleep angry with each other.”
Make Intimacy A Priority
It’s vital that you make intimacy important in your relationship. Intimacy is more than just sex. It also means simple touch or rubbing backs. It means getting close to each other so that you take the time to show that you love contact,