Being married is a wonderful feeling but it also needs hard work from both partners. Both partners have to decide to make their marriage work and put in everything into making it work.
Below are 10 commandments every marriage needs
1. LEAVE THE PAST IN THE PAST
If you want your marriage to work, you have to learn to leave the past in the past. Don’t hold onto mistakes your partner made in the past and also ensure you don’t bring up your partner’s past mistakes when having a misunderstanding with your partner.
Build the foundations of your marriage on honesty. It’s easy to trust if a marriage is built on honesty. If you want your partner to trust you, then you have to learn to be honest.
3. COMPLIMENT YOUR PARTNER DAILY
You have to compliment your partner daily if you want your marriage to work. Learn to appreciate your partner’s efforts no matter how little they may look to you. When your partner feels appreciated, it boosts marital satisfaction.
4. KEEP MONOTONY AWAY FROM YOUR MARRIAGE
Monotony can kill your marriage. Learn to be open to new experiences in your marriage. Doing the same things all the time with your partner can make your marriage boring. Make your marriage exciting and keep it fresh by doing new things with your partner regularly.
5. BE KIND TO YOUR PARTNER NO MATTER WHAT
Whether you are happy, sad or angry, learn to treat your partner with kindness always if you want your marriage to work. Treating your partner with kindness no matter the situation helps improve your relationship with your partner.
6. DON’T MAKE EVERYTHING AN ISSUE
Avoid irrelevant arguments with your partner. Learn to let things go and avoid unnecessary fights with your partner. Save that energy you always use in arguing and put it into better use. You can’t make your marriage work when you always fight with your partner.
7. BE READILY AVAILABLE
Never be too busy for your partner, this kills marriages. Ensure you are always available when your partner needs you. You need to be selfless if you want to have a successful marriage. No matter how busy your schedule is, never be too busy for your partner.
8. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
So many marriages have crashed due to unrealistic expectations. When you understand that your partner isn’t perfect, then you would avoid having unrealistic expectations in your marriage. Having unrealistic expectations can put your partner under unnecessary pressure which can bring conflict and bitterness.
9. FACE-TO-FACE TIME WITH YOUR PARTNER
Texting, calling and other forms of communications are important in a marriage but none can replace having a face-to-face time with your partner. Having a face-to-face time with your partner daily is needed if you desire a healthy marriage.
10. BE PROACTIVE
Learn to be proactive if you desire to have a healthy marriage. Don’t wait for your marriage to crash before fixing it. Always seek for new ways to improve your relationship with your partner. Waiting for things to get bad first isn’t the right thing to do.