Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to Have a Happy Marriage

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Marriage can be difficult at times for all couples, no matter how much in love you are.  Fortunately, you can enjoy a fantastic and fulfilled marriage by simply working at it as a team. Here are a few tips to help you have a happy marriage:

  1. Change you instead of trying to change something about your spouse. Many times, people marry thinking they can just change the person they married, shaping him or her into the "perfect" mate. Instead, you should accept your spouse for the person he or she is. And if there is a behavior that needs to be changed, give him or her your support and encouragement.
  2. Remember that communication is key. This means talking through issues instead of holding them inside or yelling. By showing each other respect, you can work together like a couple should. Also, by talking, you two can understand each other's sides better.
  3. Maintain intimacy. Keep in mind that this person is the one you love and the one you want to share your life with, and that means letting go of inhibitions. Being intimate is a great way to stay close and does wonders for any marriage. 
  4. Accept your spouse's flaws. Of course, nobody is perfect, so you should learn to appreciate the differences you and your mate have. 

For six more tips, check out Ten Tips for a Happy Marriage.

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