According to research, falling in love only takes a fifth of a second. However, the longevity of marriage is not a matter of science. It all depends on the work you do to keep it alive as long as possible.
These users have shared their best tips for a happy marriage, some of them have been together for 15 years and they sure know what they are talking about. We have chosen simple but effective tips that may come in handy someday or now.
When you get into disagreements, don’t try to resolve them right away. Take 5-10 minutes to think about it separately, and then talk. Taking the time to collect your thoughts will prevent arguments.
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21 years together… If you can’t sit quietly with your spouse or be spontaneous together, then you need to find out why. I asked a friend, “Would you be friends with your spouse if you weren’t married?” She said no. This is very sad and will end in disaster unless something is done. Be each other’s best friends. Lust may wear off over time, but friendship and comfort will keep you going.
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Marriage is not about having a problem-free relationship, it’s about having a relationship that solves problems effectively. mesok8 / Reddit
15 years together is coming up in May. Marriage is not based on romantic feelings, but on loyalty, trust, communication and perseverance. Every day I make the decision to spend the rest of my life with this man.
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Honestly, space. Give each other space. Do different things, have different hobbies. It will help you grow as a person and bring new and fresh perspectives to each other.
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Anger is neither a reason nor an excuse for bad behavior. You will get angry, you will fight, but you should never insult, curse, throw things, or hit them. If you can’t or choose not to control what comes out of your mouth when you’re angry, work on it first, then get married.
How long were you married? What tips help you maintain a healthy marriage?