Sometimes when a couple is caught up in a whirlwind romance or consumed by the excitement that comes along with getting engaged and planning a wedding, they forget the hard work it takes to actually make a marriage work. Little reminders and pieces of advice from successful couples in happy marriages can maintain a bit of perspective, but what’s the most important advice that’s actually going to help when times get tough? This post from Huffington Post shares four of the most important pieces of advice for couples hoping to make their marriages successful for the long haul. Some of the tips seem rather self-explanatory, like making sure you pick a partner that you’re totally compatible with, but it can be easy to forget that in the most exciting times. Couples that have the highest chances of staying together and having a happy marriage are those that agree on the fundamental values that are most important to them, whether that be religion, politics, finances, or just strong communication skills. Speaking of which, communication and compromise is important. Many of the happiest couples view their partner as their best friend, and thus treat them with respect, support and kindness. Also important? Making sure both partner's sexual needs are communicated and met, and fighting the right way.
Read the full article here: 4 Things to Get Right to Keep Your Marriage From Going Wrong