Some tips on "how to have a long and happy marriage".
May 9, 2007 9:32pm CST
In today's life of hustle and bustle, the family is becoming fragile by the day. Have you ever wondered, "what is the secret to a long and happy marriage"? Here are a few tips to help you have that long and happy marriage we all have dreamed of: 1. Never Assume 2. Compliment each other more than you criticize each other. 3. For each time you vent about your spouse to your friends, tell 3 positive stories instead of negative ones. 4. Remember that it is ok to do things differently. 5. Never go to bed angry at each other. 6. Always be quick to say "I'm sorry". 7. Remember that couples do fight. It's how you do it that matters. 8. Before starting an argument, consider is it really worth it. 9. Agree to disagree. 10. Never mention the "D" word (divorce). 11. Respect each others privacy. 12. Remember, marriage is not 50/50, it's two people giving 100 percent all the time. 13. Shower each other with gifts now and then. Don't wait until a special day or holiday to do this. 14. Have a date night. Keep the romance alive. 15. Never pass up an opportunity to say "I love you". 16. Show affectionate towards each other. Hold hands, hug & kiss each other. 17. Always believe you got better than what you deserve. 18. Choose the one you love, and then love the one you choose. 19. Keep the in-laws and everyone else out of your marriage. 20. Play nice, play often, and love much. 21. Never air your dirty laundry as a couple in public. Your marriage is your business only. 22. Never keep secret's from each other. 23. Be each others champion. Always take your husband or wife side first. 24. Communication is the Key! Always communicate, no matter what the situation. 25. Always respect each other. 26. Laugh with each other, and don't be afraid to laugh at yourself. 27. Remember, it's the little things that matter most. 28. Never use the words "always and never" in a fight. 29. It's ok to argue, but never use curse words to express your anger. 30. Never compare your spouse to an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. Do you have any marriage advice that works? Do you know any secrets to a long and happy marriage? If so, please share them with us.
• United States
10 May 07
That is a very good list. Thanks for sharing it! I don't really have much to add other than always cherish each other and show each other affection. Sit next to each other and hold hands, be sweet and romantic. Always let each other feel loved.