1. Respect your partner
The number one rule in marriage is respecting your partner; knowing that your partner is also a human being just like you and he/ she got a heart and feelings. The moment you lose respect for who they are is the start of the end of your relationship. So the number one rule is to make sure that the person you want to spend the rest of your life with respects you and has your respect in return!
2. Stay loyal & faithful
What does it mean to be loyal? It means before you do something stupid, you have to think about the consequences. Remember your wedding vows and everything that you have promised to your partner. Remember that you married to your partner because you agreed to be responsible and it can’t only be lip service. You should make sure to prove your promises with your action as long as you want to keep your relationship. Treat your partner the way you want to be treated. Talk to your partner about both of your expectations from each other and discuss what you both can do to make sure you can trust each other and your relationship. You will have a strong foundation for your marriage when you have faith in your relationship and can trust your partner.
3. Good communication
Good communication is also a key to a happy marriage; you need to be able to talk to your partner and express your feelings in a positive & peaceful way. A good communication can solve many problems and avoid a lot of misunderstandings. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. Every couple will have misunderstandings and disagreements here and there; it’s very important to talk it out with your partner and solve the problems together. Don’t hold grudges. You can take some time to cool it off but make sure it’s no longer than 12 hrs. When you are having an issue with your partner, don’t try to ignore the problem, nor blame it on your partner. Try your best to talk about it, listen to his/ her side of story, try your best to really understand your partner’s feelings, and talk through it to see what you guys can do to find a common ground.
4. Talk about money
We all know that money can either make or break a relationship. Money can be a very sensitive subject but it is definitely a must talk subject before you decide to build a family with your partner. Think of money as a positive subject instead. Talk about how you guys can come up with a family budget and make financial goals for your future. Talk about your incomes and how you guys can save up money for your future as a family. As long as you guys can talk about money comfortably and agree to share a same goal and work together as a team, you guys are on the right track!
5. Make time for each other (intimacy time) even after having kids
It’s very important to stay connected with your partner intimately. Have date nights at least weekly, dress up for your partner, even if it means “Netflix & chill” after the kids are asleep. Put on your sexy lingerie for your better half’s eyes only. Remember how you used to dress up before you guys got married 😉 Ladies! Your man chose you to be his woman, if you can’t reward him with your sexiness AT LEAST once a week then you need to step up your game!!! Same goes for a man, your wife deserves a good man who can give her a good time. You know what I mean 😉
6. Say “Thank you”
Always remind your partner how much you appreciate and acknowledge what they do for you and the family that you guys are building! Don’t take them for granted!
7. Compliment & encourage each other
We all like to be complimented by the people we love. Telling them how great they look and what a kind person they are can really boost their confidence and bring out their positive energy! Also encourage one and other to become better versions of yourselves. Push each other to reach your highest potentials so it can benefit both of you.
8. Show your love
Touch your partner and show your affections. Be comfortable and be yourself in front of your partner. Enjoy each moment together and create as much as memories as possible because at the end of the day, we don’t live forever. We should really try to focus on how to have a happy marriage together and treasure each other as long as we can. And also say “I love you” every day and mean it!
9. Share responsibilities
Marriage is really about two adults coming together to create a family and share responsibilities! Talk about how you both can make efforts to support the family and share household responsibilities to build a better home together. We are living in the 21st century, we should be able to talk about how we can work our marriage together as a team. Marriage is a team work, and both team members have to work together to make it work!
10. Take care of yourself
Love yourself and take good care of yourself for you and those who you love. Don’t forget your values and goals after marriage, don’t forget your own dreams! Keep improving yourself and keep learning about new and exciting things! Try to complain less and laugh more. When you show your partner how much you love yourself and life, he / she would want to be part of your life and love you even more! Don’t believe me? Give it a try! 😉
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