Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Secrets To A Happy Marriage!

Here are some tid-bits of advice thrown together from different sources. These are not my words, but words of other happily married couples like myself. Just wanted to share the ones I found to be true.

1.)  Marry someone that you enjoy listening and talking to.

2.) Always make time for the two of you.

3.) Always believe that you got better than you deserved.

4.) Remember that it is ok to do things differently (e.g. there is more than one way to peel a potato or fold the laundry).

5.) Remember that people do fight. It's how you do it that matters.

6.) Before starting an argument, consider if it's really worth it.

7.) Do you want to be right or do you want to be married?

8.) Surprise each other now and then.

9.) Play nice, play often, love much.

10.)  Never air your dirty laundry as a couple in public.

11.) Be each other's champion. No matter what, take your husband or wife's side first!

12.) Never keep secrets from each other.

13.) Communication is the key!

14.) Always respect each other.

15.) Keep the in-laws out of your marriage!

16.) Never use the words 'Always' and 'Never' in a fight.

17.) Hug & kiss every day (several times a day actually!).

18.) Be fair! Split the housework, spending money, etc evenly. This way you are never resentful of your partners contributions (or lack of) or expenditures.

19.) Never go to bed angry. (Unless it's 3a.m. and you're exhausted, angry, and not thinking straight.)

20.) Have date night! (You don't have to leave your house or kids for this)

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Want to know what my advice to a happy marriage is?

I would have to say ...........
1.) Always remember WHY you married to begin with
2.) Always keep in mind that you're never promised tomorrow, so don't waste your time together on petty things. (such as fighting)
3.) Enjoy each other's company...ALWAYS!
4.) And eat lots of Ice-cream....because obviously it's working for us! ;)
5.) Be 'IT' for each other and be each other's BEST friend.

What's your advice to a happy marriage?



  1. Thanks for the linky love!

    My advice for a good marriage:

    Accept your spouse for who s/he is and claim them as your perfect provision!

    Date each other. A lot!

    Have a lot of sex :)

    Recreate together--bike, workout, swimming... find something you love to do and do it together.

    Speak words of love--especially in front of others.


    Go to bed together.

    These are all working for us (and we're on the ice cream plan, too!).

  2. Excellent advice, Reagan. And yes, PRAY! Why didn't I mention that? :) Of coarse THAT is the secret to a happy marriage.