The greatest success and joy in life comes from a happy marriage where a couple love each other in action and thoughts, unselfishly put their spouse’s concerns over their own and remains committed no matter the trials that life inevitably throws at us all. A happy marriage means both of you are satisfied with your relationship. Nowadays people are not satisfied with their marriages though they expected to live a happy live when they got married. But in reality they found sorrow, depression, sadness and frustration. So the question is, is marriage sadness or happiness? Well, studies have shown that 9 out of 10 marriages are in trouble and that’s why we see a number of divorces increasing every day. But the good news is there are ways on how to have a successful happy marriage. Read on to find out, they include:
Knowing your partner well
Identifying your partner’s tastes is one of the best ways of making a happy marriage. Your marriage can be shaped according to each other’s preferences. When you know your spouse dislikes, you will refrain from doing them because it may lead to distress in your partner. This will assure your spouse that you are considerate of her or him, a factor that is of great importance to achieving successful marriage.
Hold your tongue
Always speak kind words to your partner, make compliments and thank her or him daily. Learn to hold your tongue; there should not be any verbal, physical or emotional abuse in marriage. In case you are angry, irritated or frustrated learn to take time to ‘cool off’ until when you can react maturely and appropriately after regaining.
Share household chores
This is an amazing secret to making a happy marriage. A couple that shares domestic chores makes things easy for each other to promote peace and happiness in their marriage. You can even go far as making a list of what to be done and take some portion to be your responsibility. It is unfair to burden your spouse with all the work. Don’t confuse harmony in your marriage with agreeing everything your spouse tells you. You don’t have to agree on everything to enjoy your marriage but some things are crucial and others are small but they all converge in building harmonious marriage.
Go for date nights
Men, when was the last time you took your wife out on a date? Do spare some time and take your wife on a date night? Moreover, during such date nights, you need to participate in entertainment that adds value to your marriage in terms of happiness. Make time for one another, laugh, talk, listen, express affection and just be together. Do this consistently for the best results.
Many happy couples have proved the aforementioned ways as effective in developing a successful happy marriage.