You have to give 100% to each other.
Advice from grandma on Hallmark’s Cranberry Christmas; It’s tough, a lot of the time. You have no idea what to do. And there’s a big learning curve. The stakes are high. Marriage isn’t easy and the rookie mistake is thinking it aught to be. It takes work.
- Express what you’re thinking because they can’t read minds
- Admit your shortcomings because they are obvious anyway.
- Do the work, because making a marriage last, fighting for your love is the most beautiful and challenging and terrify and worthwhile work you will ever do!
There are many factors that contribute to a satisfying marriage relationship such as love, commitment, trust, time, attention, good communication including listening, partnership, tolerance, patience, openness, honesty, respect, sharing, consideration, generosity, willingness & ability to compromise, constructive management of disagreements or arguments, willingness to see another’s viewpoint, ability and willingness to forgive & apologize, fun.
The list is simple and obvious yet it can be very difficult for individuals/couples to restore their marriage relationship to a satisfying one when difficulties arise or when they drift apart.
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