So what is it exactly that makes a marriage go the distance? There’s no exact science accept understanding, love and learning. Read our guide and put the love back into your marriage.When you first met your relationship was all about talking. Talking about each other, discovering what you both want for the future and this communication may change as the years go by but it should never disappear. Communication is important and vital to understand one another’s needs and happiness.
Being a good listener is vital to a healthy marriage. Listen to how your partner's day was, be interested and ask questions, but remember - sometimes all your partner need, is to be listened to. So don’t just offer solutions, open your ears to what hear they want to say.
Laughter & Honesty
One of the most important aspects of a good marriage is laughter. You probably fell for the other person for their humor. The best way to keep the spark alive and have a laugh together is to go to new places together and enjoy each other’s company alone. Honesty also plays a huge part and as the years pass you should maintain truth as the corner stone to your relationship. Not brutal honesty is needed, but to be clear of your feelings and intentions.
It may sound obvious, but never forget to show the one you’re with how much you love them on a daily basis. Kiss them, hug them and generally be affectionate. What also comes close to love is respect. Remind yourself why you fell in love with that special person, daily.
Now we all know that the term equality is thrown around in relationships but it is important to contribute equally. Share the housework or if you don’t split things equally appreciate the fact that if you have trouble with your car or you blow a fuse at home your partner is on hand to be Mr. Mechanic or Mr. Electrician.