After the vows are said, the champagne bottle opened, blessings showered and wishes for a long happy marriage are made, begins the new journey of a couple called marriage. Marriage is a partnership, where in both the husband and wife play equally important roles. Once the golden honeymoon period comes to an end and the couple return back to the realities of everyday life, and then begins the journey of a married life.
Some couples stay together and carried on their journey for life time; some couples left each other during the journey. What make the difference? Here are 8 factors marriage researchers have found from happy married couples.
An important ingredient of a happy marriage is trust. Trust each other; share your joys and sorrows with each other. There is no trouble that cannot be weathered. All the couple need to have is trust and faith in each other.
Communication plays an important role in keeping the train called marriage on its tracks. A dinner table conversation not only makes the environment light, but also the meal interesting. Talking of the day’s events, not to makes your wife feel included, but is also a good stress buster. You never know, your wife may just have the solution to an issue you have been facing at work for weeks.
We all make compromises in our daily life, then why not to make a happy marriage. Life is full of compromises. Giving up something that causes trouble for your wife, is not a sacrifice, but happiness gifted, which will be remembered by her for a long time.
Many ask how to have a happy marriage. I say, appreciate your wife for her contribution. If we do not hesitate to shower praise on our co-workers or colleagues for a job well done, then why not praise your wife when she cooks that favorite dish for you.
This is not a secret anymore, and many marriage experts suggest couples keep dating after marriage. If you went on long dates before marriage, why not continue dating after marriage too? A surprise date, a weekly or monthly date will spice up your marriage and some zing to it.
Foundation of a happy marriage is keeping sex interesting. Just because you are married, does not mean sex is an obligation or a duty to be done. Explore new ways in the bedroom and keep the passion alive by exploring each other.
Making up before sleeping
One important tip to a happy marriage is to make up. Every time there are disagreements or differences, sort it out before you go to bed. Do not go to bed angry as the seeds of resentment tend to grow and take roots when you sleep
There is no fixed recipe on how to have a happy marriage. Compromise, understanding, trust, faith, hope and love are just some of the ingredients. A couple have to make their own successful marriage recipe and continue loving each other through good times and especially through bad times.