The bells have already been rung, the vows were said, the gifts have been opened and the honeymoon has ended. Congratulations! You are officially a couple! Now, you have a bigger commitment to keep your marriage work. PSST.Ph shares five things to keep in mind now that you are married.
Keep courting each other
Is your partner doing all the courting when you were boyfriends and girlfriends? It is time to start ditching that because marriage is not a one-man job. Do your part in keeping your partner in love with you by courting him as well. Do not stop dating – make sure you have a regular date night with your spouse no matter how busy you are at work. Know your partner’s primary love language so you can love him the way he needs to be loved.
If you were faithful before you got married, all the more now that you vowed to spend the rest of your life with your partner. Stay away from temptations and make sure your desire is only to your spouse. Remain 100 percent faithful to the love of your life.
Understand each other’s differences
In marriage, you will see everything about your partner – the good and the bad. As you start living together, you will realize there are a lot of things about your mate that you have not known yet. You may have different principles, life views, interests, and hobbies. Do not let that affect you. It is essential that you understand and respect each other’s opinions on things.
Make decisions together
Even if it is as small as choosing a room color or as big as investing your finances, make sure to talk things through before taking the next step. You are not on your own now, marriage means two people trying to live a harmonious life by talking things over before making a decision.
Attack the problem, not your partner
When a problem comes, it is easy to blame someone else instead of taking full responsibility for it. Marriage is not about winning an argument, but a team facing the issue together. Talk to your partner calmly and focus on resolving the problem without attacking each other.
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Long and healthy marriages do not just happen. They represent years of compromise, patience, loyalty, and acceptance. By following these tips, you are on the right track of a happy and stronger marriage.