5 Secrets To Maintaining A Happy Marriage: Make It Last Forever

Last updated by Katie M.

Coming across a couple married for 40 years, who are still holding hands and gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, always leaves you dreaming. Once can hope, ey! The question is how did they manage to resist the passing of time, wear and tear as well as the daily worries? There are no miracle recipes, but by observing these couples more closely we realize that they all have something in common, here are their secrets.

Contents:

Relationships that last a lifetime have certain behaviors in common and little things that allow them to keep the flame alive. Here are the 5 secrets of marital happiness!

The 5 things married couples do to maintain a happy relationship

1. They know how to put arguments into perspective

Arguments are an integral part of life as a couple. Don't assume the worst after a big fight, but instead try to learn from it, and above all avoid turning your anger into violence. Of course, if these arguments become too regular, there is cause for concern, especially if the other person is insulting or humiliating towards you.

2. They laugh together

Laughter is probably the best way to get rid of routine. Let’s face it, it’s impossible to get bored with someone who always finds a way to make you laugh, even in difficult times.

>>> Find out why couples no longer fight to save their relationships

3. They de-dramatize situations

You may have told him a good ten times not to forget to take out the garbage and oh, surprise, the next day it still hasn’t been done! Before you get angry, ask yourself if it's really worth it. Take a step back and overcome these little things, putting them into perspective will show you that they don't really matter.

4. They're spontaneous

There's nothing worse than rigid habits for a couple; dinner at 8pm, bedtime at 10pm, etc. Don't plan for everything and allow yourself to change your schedule at any time, the little surprises of everyday life sometimes turn into big moments.

5. They take care of each other

Whether it's a simple cold or a more serious illness, you owe it to yourself to be there for the other person. If your partner asks for you, cancel your plans to stay with them, after all, that's what love and life together is all about.


Editor's advice - Love is confusing, but focus on the bigger picture

You now know these 5 attitudes that make a couple last, all you have to do is put them into practice. If your couple is going through a difficult phase, turn to a therapist to move forward together in the right direction. Love can be testing, but it's definitely worth fighting for and battling through the difficult times. Open communication and romantic moments will help you remember what's important and bring back the spark in your relationship.

Now that you've read up on what makes married couples tick, we think you might enjoy: 

Article presented by Katie M.

Discover the world through my eyes.

Read our latest articles here:

Do Narcissists Always Come Back?

You're probably thinking that once a narcissist has upped sticks and fled, he'll neve...

Read

20 Narcissist Quotes

Narcissists are known for having a certain way with words, these folks certainly use ...

Read

How Do You Know If You Love Someone?

I love him, madly, passionately, madly... Or perhaps not at all... I'll admit it, I'm...

Read

But Why Do I Blush?

A mundane, everyday situation. I arrive at my gym. The coach is in the middle of a co...

Read

Erotomania: An Obsessive One-Sided Love

When I was younger, I had crushes on famous people. It lasted until I was a teenager,...

Read

Can We Sleep With Someone On The First Night?

“Never on the first night!” We’ve all heard or uttered this phrase before. But here y...

Read

How Do I Cope With Anxiety?

Now, I want to be totally honest with you and definitely aren’t here to tell you that...

Read

Why Owning A Pet Is So Beneficial For Us

Who’s never been moved by a kitten or a puppy? Personally, I melt completely in front...

Read

What Are The 5 Narcolepsy Symptoms To Look Out For?

Sleep is one of the most essential functions for our bodies and minds because it give...

Read

Are Narcissists Attracted To Each Other?

Attraction is one of the hardest phenomenons to explain and comprehend. Have you ever...

Read

Wengood's favorite tunes 🎵

How to detect a narcissist


"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." 

- Oscar Wilde


How to soothe an anxiety attack