Develop these below good habits for a strong and healthy partnership.
Say “I love you”, hug and kiss Everyday.
Be adventurous – do something different together, travel to different places.
Always make sure to spend enough time together and be present. (Being close doesn’t mean just sitting close to each other while using your mobile, tablets or computers).
Be clear. Never assume anything. Communication is key to a relationship and it needs to open and exclusive between you and your spouse when it comes to your marital affairs.
Put aside pride and ego. The person who wins the argument is usually the loser. Ask for forgiveness, don’t say sorry. Don’t go tit for tat. Learn to let it go.
Live a healthy lifestyle. Stay in shape for yourselves and for each other.
Surround yourself with friends and family that are in healthy and happy relationships. In a study headed by Rose McDermott at the Brown University, it claims divorce can be contagious. It suggests that if a close friend or relative divorces, you are 75% more likely to divorce as well. Even if a friend of a friend divorces it suggests that you are 33% more likely to divorce.
Be ready to make compromises by paying attention to each other’s needs – sex, appreciation, attention, etc.
Help each other around the house.
Encourage, praise and compliment each other sincerely. Feeling appreciated feels great and is way more effective than learning a lesson through verbal abuse.
Don’t try to change your significant other. Change how you love them and how you react to them.
Before pointing your finger, check yourself. See what you can do first and then find a non-aggressive way to ask for something.
Let no one get involved in your marital affairs which include in-laws, parents, and friends.