10 things you should do if you want a long-lasting marriage

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 2 February 2017 saa 12:16
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If you want a happy and long-lasting marriage, you need to work towards it. For a marriage to be successful, the husband and the wife should see themselves as partners working towards a common goal.

Here are 10 things you should do if you want a long-lasting marriage

1. Continuous communication

Couples who communicate regularly have better chances of having a successful marriage. Continuous communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is important if you want a long-lasting marriage.

2. You trust each other

Trust is an important factor your marriage needs if you want a long-lasting marriage. To build trust in your marriage, there has to be transparency in your marriage and you should ensure you are someone who is reliable. Transparency and reliability helps build trust in a marriage.

3. You are there for each other irrespective of the challenge

Every marriage is bound to have challenges. For you to have a long-lasting marriage, you and your partner have to be willing to be there for each other irrespective of the challenge.

4. You show gratitude

You have to pay attention to the little details if you want to build a long-lasting marriage. Showing gratitude is an important trait that helps you have a long-lasting marriage. Saying ‘thank you’ when your partner does something nice for you is very important.

5. You forgive each other easily

Forgiveness is another important trait that should be found in your marriage if you want to have a long-lasting marriage. Your partner isn’t perfect and is bound to offend you sometimes so you should be willing to forgive easily if you want a long-lasting relationship. Never go to bed angry, learn to forgive your partner easily.

6. You spend quality time together

Don’t let your busy lifestyle destroy your marriage. To have a long-lasting marriage, it’s important you spend quality time with your partner regularly. Spending quality time with your partner leads to a better connection between you and your partner.

7. You never compare your partner to someone else

If you want to have a long-lasting marriage, you should avoid comparing your partner to someone else. The grass will always appear greener on the other side but it’s not always as it looks from the outside. Stop focusing on the things your partner don’t do and start appreciating the things your partner does.

8. You respect each other

You can’t have a long-lasting marriage if you and your partner don’t respect each other. To have a long-lasting marriage, it’s important you respect your partner’s needs, likes and the things your partner doesn’t like.

9. You don’t look for who to blame when something go wrong

You can’t have a long-lasting marriage when you always look for who to blame when something goes wrong. To have a long-lasting marriage, you should be accountable for your actions.

10. You are able to compromise

You can’t have a long-lasting marriage if you have pride. Couples who are able to compromise and meet each other halfway are more likely to have a long-lasting marriage.


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