Marriage Is So Much More Than A Piece Of Paper
Characteristics of a successful marriage
Is marriage just a 'piece of paper'?
Not everyone wants to get married. There are plenty of couples who are happy to be in a relationship without being married. As long as there are satisfied with their relationships, that's perfect. But marriage, while it is a piece of paper, holds a lot more meaning than that. Marriage is a commitment two people make to each other, a promise to form a team, a family, forever. This commitment is special, and shouldn't be taken lightly.
In a successful marriage, there is Love and Dedication.
Love is the one weapon that will help you overcome any obstacle. If there's love, your relationship will survive even through the hardest times. When you love your husband or wife, you consider their needs and feelings, and sometimes you even put their happiness before yours. When there are only sweet words spoken in your home, and both of your actions are meant to make the other one happy, your relationship can only grow stronger.
In a successful marriage, partners communicate respectfully.
'Communication is key' - we hear this all the time, but when it comes to our relationships, we sometimes forget about the importance of communication. For any relationship to work, partners must be comfortable to express their feelings and needs freely, in a respectful way, without fearing conflict. As long as both communicate openly, in a calm way, using kind words, they can better understand what the other one feels or needs. Many couples break up due to the lack of communication, which often leads to misunderstandings, lack of trust, and conflicts.
In a successful marriage, partners support each other.
Always be your spouse's biggest supporter and don't ever bring them down in front of others, or in private. Cheer for them, and stand for them. After all, you are a team! Be there for your partner always, but especially when times are hard. Don't minimize their feelings or needs, and be the wind beneath their wings.
In a successful marriage, loyalty is key.
Infidelity is one of the issues partners can't overlook. Love can overcome many obstacles, but cheating isn't one of them. Once trust is broken, it's very hard to rebuild it. So, make sure you stay faithful to your partner. A successful marriage takes real commitment and honesty.
In a successful marriage, partners don't hold grudges.
Arguments are inevitable, even in the most long-standing relationships. However, if you're aiming for a successful marriage, don't hold grudges, forgive and put the past behind you. Always bringing up mistakes that happened a long time ago isn't healthy for anyone.
In a successful marriage, there is a lot of respect.
No relationship can ever work, when one of the partners is disrespectful. Respect their rights, boundaries, space, and always consider your partner's feelings and needs. Always treat your partner the same way you want them to treat you. There's no room for manipulation, abuse, or insults in a successful marriage.
In a successful marriage, partners are equal.
In a successful marriage, it doesn't matter who makes the most money, or who has the highest job title. Both partners are equal, and both their feelings count equally. All major decisions are taken together, in a team.