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Marriage Success- The right view of marriage

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This view prioritizes communication, understanding, and respect. Marriage should be based on mutual love and support, where both partners are willing to compromise and grow together. It should be a partnership that brings out the finest in both individuals. Ideally, marriage should be a strong partnership founded on love. A successful marriage should be based on trust, loyalty and shared values. Commitment to the marriage should be a top priority for both partners. Communication should remain open and honest in order to ensure that the relationship remains strong and healthy. Let us look at some of the ingredients that make for a successful marriage.

1) Communication and understanding

Having effective communication is critical in marriage between the married couple. It allows partners to understand each other better. It helps resolve conflicts healthy and constructively. It is also essential for building trust and intimacy in any marriage. Communication also strengthens the bond between the two partners and helps to keep the spark alive in the relationship. It can also help to prevent resentment and miscommunication which can lead to bigger issues. For example, setting aside daily time to talk and discuss your feelings and thoughts can help to keep the communication lines open between you and your partner.

2) Respect your love partner’s viewpoint and feelings.

Listen to each other without judgment or interruption. Take turns expressing yourself constructively. Show genuine interest in what the other person is saying. Speak in a calm and respectful manner and avoid raised voices. Seek solutions that work for both of you. Agree to disagree if you can’t find common ground. Respect each other’s boundaries. End the conversation on a positive note. And don’t forget to take a break for snacks at least once per conversation!

3) Mutual love and support

For a marriage to last and be enjoyed, there should be mutual love and support. Couples need to be able to rely on each other for emotional and physical support. They should have common goals and strive to achieve them together. They should also nurture their relationship by spending quality time together. They should also have trust in each other and be able to communicate openly and honestly. They should be willing to forgive and accept one another. Finally, they should have mutual respect for each other.

4) Compromise and grow together

These are key components of any successful relationship. Learn to compromise in certain situations. Love partners should not expect each other to compromise all the way. Both partners should be willing to listen to each other and understand the other person’s point of view. Compromise should come from a place of understanding and respect. Respect each other’s feelings and try to come to a mutually beneficial solution. Grow together as a couple while maintaining and nurturing your love relationship.

5) Bring the highest quality from your partner

Couples often bring the negative side out of each other. Please work on avoiding that. Try to bring out the best in your partner. Focus on complementing them and validating their feelings. Communicate with kindness and understanding.

The above are views on how to develop successful marriages. Marriage should add value to each other’s lives. After all, marriage was designed to enhance each partner. Relationships should not be a place of control and manipulation. Instead, it should be a safe haven of understanding and love. Mutual respect for each other’s needs and wants is essential for a healthy and secure marriage. So, if you want a successful marriage, remember: don’t try to control your partner, just respect their needs and wants, and don’t forget to add a little humor to the mix – it always helps! Don’t forget to check out my book on marriage success.


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