The wedding was a success, I suppose. And you are probably back home from your honeymoon. It’s now time to think beyond the wedding. You are now living with someone else and it’s going to be like that every single day.
Marriage works, but your role as a husband or wife is to make sure that you maintain a happy marriage that works for both of you. Below are a few tips that will bring joy and happiness in your marriage.
Make your own decisions – When matters arise, do not be too quick to tell a friend or a relative. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to ask for advice. But some issues are better off solved privately, especially if it’s about your relationship.
Complement each other – For a healthy relationship, you have to remember the good qualities that attracted you to this person. Your husband should always look good in your eyes and vice-versa. Make it a habit to say I love you, you are beautiful, you are special, and you are the best…….. These kinds of complements go a long way.
Accept your Mistakes – We are all humans and we make mistakes. Every time you are wrong, the least you can do is accept that you are wrong. Learn to say am sorry. Apologizing to your spouse is a sign of respect and love. However, be careful not to exhaust your chances. People tend to get tired of constant apologies.
Put your partner first then children second – I know you are probably thinking that am out of my mind. Maybe, but the reality is a happy couple raises happy children. Show your kids, the love and respect you have for each other. Every child wants their parents to get along, so the greatest gift you could give your children apart from education, is a happy family.
Respect your In-Laws – When it comes to your in-laws, you have to try as much as possible to get along with everyone. Most marriages fail because of conflicts with the in-laws, especially if your spouse feels caught up in the middle. It’s like telling them to choose between you and the family.