- 1 1. They Spend Time Together
- 2 2. They Know How To Communicate
- 3 3. They Hug Every Day
- 4 4. They Listen to Each Other
- 5 5. They Plan The Future Together Happily married couples make plans about the future together. Regardless if it is about plans on personal or professional front, they always make decisions together. This way they ensure their common future path. 6. They Reassure Each Other About Their Feelings
- 6 7. They Have Children
- 7 8. They Are Grateful Towards Each Other
- 8 9. They Prioritize Their Marriage
- 9 10. They Forgive Each Other
- 10 11. They Don’t Complain
“Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.” – Stephen Gaines
In the past marriage was considered as a sacred thing not only as an institution; marriage was a symbol of togetherness and community between a man and a woman who shared their lives and created new ones. Today things have changed, there isn’t a big difference between the number of marriages and the number of divorces in the same year.
Although common these days, divorce is something newly married couples fear. They want to discover the key to successful marriage; to know how the elderly couples who can often been seen sitting on the benches in the park cuddling, have managed to stay together for so long time. The truth, there isn’t a magical “recipe” for a happy marriage. As Stephen Gianes once said: “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”, if you want to enjoy a happy marriage with your partner until death do you part, you ought to work for it, not to wait for the magic to last.
The key to happy marriage is in the small things we do every day. Here are the 11 important things happily married couples do to retain the spark and harmony in their relationship.
1. They Spend Time Together
Happily married couples always find time for each other. No matter how busy their schedules are and the obligations they have, they always know how to fulfill their free time together, sharing their love and compassion.
2. They Know How To Communicate
Good communication is vital for maintaining a relationship stable. The happy couples know how to communicate in different situations; even in conflicts, which are inevitable for every marriage, they know how to discuss and solve problems in peace.
3. They Hug Every Day
Scientific researches have shown today that a 20-second hug a day is enough to keep the closeness in the relationship. It has been proven that when hugging the so-called hormone of happiness oxytocin is released. Hence partners who find time for at least one hug a day, have more chances to keep the spark in their relationship.
4. They Listen to Each Other
For a good communication a reasonable dialog is more than important. Happily married couples say what they have to say, but always take into account the opinion of the other side. Listening to each other is vital for letting your partner know that you care about his/her point of view.