What makes a marriage work?

United States
February 19, 2010 2:34pm CST
I think what makes a marriage work is obviously love, communication and respect, for me it is not enough to love someone to make a marriage work, because if you don't communicate or if there is no respect, the relationship cannot progress, and then one person resent the other one for the lack for respect and communication. What do you think? What are the ingredients for a marriage works? Is love enough to make a marriage works?
1 response
@Kingco18 (33)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Marriage is a FULL-time job. It takes love, patience, hard-work, respect, communication, truthfulness, dedication, and time... These are all important qualities(no particular order, expect for love being #1)to make a marriage work... Obviously no one will ever have the perfect marriage w/o problems... The difference is how you cope with those situations and turn them into a learning experience for both of you. Today's society has forgotten what true love really means. Divorce rate is really high, I think mainly because people do not want to bend(obviously not being faithful is one of them). So many people are stuck in their own ways. The scary part is, they don't even realize it... Best advice I can give someone is to always work at it, consider it a full-time job, and you will benefit from its fruitage.