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The Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

The Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

Every
couple who enters into marriage have the intention for it to last forever.
However, the vows of staying together in sickness and in health, for richer or
poorer is much easier said than done. The challenge of two different people in
a lifetime commitment may seem overwhelming.

Despite
the reported increase of divorce cases in the country, a successful marriage is
not impossible. There are many couples who have truly embodied the “’til death
do us part” vow, and they share some of their secrets.

Recognize
Each Other’s Differences

It
is often said that Opposites Attract, and it is likely that the quality a
person finds attractive is one that he/she does not possess. A shy person may
be drawn to someone outspoken, or a person who is always organized may
appreciate a partner’s spontaneity. These relationships will be exciting, but
when they live and make decisions together, a common complaint that arises is
“Why can’t you be more like me?”

The
first secret to a lasting marriage is to always remember that they remain two
unique individuals who simply chose to share their lives together. The goal is
to appreciate each other’s differences, not to change the other and make them
the same.

Understand
that Men and Women Have Different Needs

Even
with the increasing ambiguity of gender roles, the fundamental needs of men and
women are still different: women need love and men need respect. It is
sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two so we need to define
further.  Women need to feel secure and
assured that they are the priority in a man’s life. Men need to know that their
wives will always support them in his ventures, whether they end in victory and
defeat.

In
most successful marriages, even in modern set-ups where both spouses are
working, the husband is the shelter of his wife and the wife is the husband’s
biggest fan.

Discover
New Things Together

Marriage
should not be seen as the end of a single life and the freedom that it offers.
While all relationships require some degree of compromise, the most successful marriages
are those that do not curtail the individual growth of the couple. On the
contrary, the husband and wife support each other in their careers and hobbies.
They will also pursue goals together that they can more easily achieve as a
duo. These consist of travelling across the globe, starting up a business or
even an advocacy.

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