4 Ways you can achieve a happy and healthy Marriage:
My husband and I never fight. We met at school in Rexburg, Idaho and hit it off really well. We came from very different families, but one thing was the same, our parents fought a lot. I believed that fighting and yelling were a “normal” part of a relationship and that it comes with being married. As I got older I learned differently. We both went on church missions and we learned really well how to communicate with other people. I don’t want you to mistake what I’m saying with being timid. I believe in standing up for what’s right, and being honest. I’m not saying to be submissive, and for these tips to work, your partner needs to be just as invested in these suggestions. If you both work together then I firmly believe you can have a happy and healthy marriage!
So here’s my 4 tips on how to have a happy, healthy marriage!
- Communication is KEY. You must be honest, and tactful. You might not like something that is going on, and that’s okay, however, you must present it to your partner in a way they can understand what is wrong and then give them an opportunity to speak.
- Listen. People love to talk about themselves, so when you are communicating with your partner, listen fully to what they have to say. Wait for them to finish and be willing to make appropriate changes to your own habits!
- Never Assume! Just because they are doing something doesn’t mean it’s intentional. see step 1 for additional guidelines.
- Compliment and than often. Even if it’s mediocre, like they stopped leaving the peanut butter out, be observant and give them credit for their efforts.