A healthy, enduring marriage requires hard work, thoughtfulness, and love. You have to be willing to make sacrifices and compromises. It’s not always easy. You can get support from friends and family, and most of all each other. If you both do your part – and start your marriage on the right foot – you can find happiness and companionship that will last a lifetime. The rewards are worth it, say most happily married couples.
You’ve probably heard that communication is the key to a strong marriage. Really, it’s the key to a strong relationship, period. Saying how you feel in a way that the other person understands is possible even if it’s not easy. You can improve your communication skills – even when you’re arguing – to make your relationship stronger.
Love and Sex
No one is denying that passion can wear off, especially when everyday responsibilities get in the way. But a little thoughtfulness and time can help couples keep that loving feeling and stay romantic.
Your time is the greatest gift you can give someone. For a marriage to work, you have to make time for each other despite the other things going on in your lives. To do this, you must have good time management skills.
Bring Together Your Families
You marry your spouse’s family, too. Therefore, you have to blend both your families when you are newly wed. You can get along with your in-laws and they can get along with your folks, too, as long as everyone is willing to put forth some effort.
Having a Baby
Newlyweds are often confronted with questions about whether they’ll be trying to get pregnant anytime soon. Decide for yourselves if becoming a parent is the right next step for you.