Partners must share their feelings about life, each other, themselves, etc. In order to understand each other, communication must be present. Partners should not consider divorce just because "everyone else is doing it – and they survived". The opinion or pressure from the parents, siblings or friends should not influence your own decision.
Communicating about problems and concerns is important but it’s also important to communicate about your aspirations and even your daily lives. All of these types of communication bring a couple closer together and foster a happy marriage. Communication is very much a key to happiness for all. Be kind and supportive to each other, Happiness is within and it is your own responsibility to keep yourself happy, don’t expect others to make you happy.
Remember that a marriage is a dance that you are both equal partners, but your partner can dance only as well as you let her. If you have an understanding spouse, count your blessings but you can’t keep on taking advantage of her . Remember, absence makes the heart fonder!
Share spiritual insights and experiences with each other when they occur. Attend a church together regularly, and fellowship with like-minded couples and families. Share your love willingly; don’t be stingy with it. And remember, love is an emotion, not a word.
Husbands can’t lay down their lives for their wives while they are being selfish. You can’t love each other while you’re being selfish. Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes. It’s like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.
Studies also show that people with pets live longer and are healthier than those without. And Louise Hay affirms in her books that pets can be a great source of unconditional love. Studies indicate that having a happy marriage is one of the most important desires of Americans. However, more and more Americans are becoming less likely to marry or remain married.
Personally, I believe that this period had many confused and broken marriages because we were redefining marriage and its role. We are now marrying for compatibility and attractiveness rather than security and ability to run a household. Personal growth will be your determining measure of success. An unbridled passion for life will radiate from you. Personality and genetic factors also affect happiness, of course. The interplay between life events and personality in shaping happiness at the individual level is an important subject for research.