What makes a HAPPY marriage?

United States
June 30, 2008 9:42pm CST
In our current society, statistics state that more than 50% of all marriages end in a divorce, WHY? Love can only go so far, and there must obviously be a reason for that; you obviously are not happy with your significant other. So lets sit back and think about the options. WHAT THE HELL WILL KEEP A MARRIAGE "HAPPY"?
5 responses
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
respect between partners,each person cherishes the other,each person likes the other, emotional support for each other,mutually satisfing intimacy,expression of appreciation between the partners,the creation of fond memories,a feeling of safety friendship and trust,a feeling that the spouse is central to his world,an admiration of positive qualities such as admiration, loyalty, honesty, fairness, generosity,decency.a strong sense of morality,most of all LOVE! :)
• China
1 Jul 08
creating a happier you and a happy marriage. like yourself be yourself be nice to one another. show mutual respect. be supportive of each other. agree to have fair fights. each evening,share with one another three happy things that you noticed during the day.talk about why these moments of happiness occured. both of you write down how you want to be remembered.talk with your spouse about how the way you are living your lives helps or takes away from what's important to you both. make a list of things that make you happy such as a sunny day,a hot bath,a child's laugh.create ways to include these happy times in your life more often. do a random act of kindness not only for a stranger each day,but also for one another.don't talk about these acts of kindness with one another.they are for your own personal self-esteem and growth. fill your own emotional needs. compliment and affirm your spouse.
• United States
1 Jul 08
love, trust, & passion!
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
For me, Honesty is still the best policy in marriage. If married people want to be happy and want to stay together forever, then they must pay the price of being honest to and with each other..this may not be easy for some, because there are people who limit opening up themselves to perfect strangers like their spouses. But if from the start of every marriage, there is already inhibitions and dishonesty between husband and wife, it will create a gap that would grow wider and wider as time pass by. On the other hand, if couples practice honesty from the very start of their marriage, though they feel awkward at the very start (I believe it's just a matter of getting used to the idea of honest sharing), then for sure the marriage will be successful at the end. The relationship may not be smooth all the time (as all relationships are) but since both parties practice constant honest communication, they would be having easier time to resolve issues. In such a way that gaps may be prevented from existing. They will be eventually happy at the end. Good luck and happy posting!
@hector76 (119)
• Indonesia
1 Jul 08
understanding each other, has well accomodating with our couple will, honestly to each other. i think many things can keep our marriage happy.