Being completely honest – no will ever be completely problem free. In fact, marriage is one of the most difficult relationships to get right, and as a result, it requires work to get the right recipe for a happy marriage.
What you need to remember is that when it comes to marriage, no matter how much you love somebody, if you can’t make it work then it just won’t work. In fact, many marriages break down despite there still being an element of love between the couple.
Now, there are plenty of things that you are going to need to work on when it comes to a marriage. I am going to highlight three of them on this page though. Think of this as a recipe for a happy marriage. If you can get these three key elements right then everything is going to fall into place.
1. Trust: This is the most important ingredient when it comes to a recipe for a happy marriage. If you do not trust your partner then absolutely nothing is going to work…no matter how hard you try. What you need to remember is that trust is a ‘two way street’. You do not want to give your partner any reason to doubt you.
This means keeping absolutely no secrets. You should also try not to lie. Lies will always get ‘found out’. If you are caught lying once then your partner will not trust you ever again. Or, at least they will have an element of doubt whenever you say something. You can work to build up trust again but it is going to be a lot of effort. Basically, do not do anything wrong to start with.
2. Communication: This is the second key ingredient in a recipe for a happy marriage. This is something that if you do not have then again, your marriage will fail. You two need to know how to talk to one another without starting an argument. If something ‘gets your back up’ then you need to know that you will be able to talk to your partner without there being any issues. Your partner needs to know that exactly the same is going to happen when it comes to talking to you. One of the joys of communicating is that you can strengthen your relationship. This is because both of you will have things that the other person does not know.
Honestly, it does not matter how long your relationship has been going on, I am sure that the two of you have stuff that you have not spoken about. So why not schedule a time where you can just talk? In fact, don’t schedule it. Just talk. Share things. I am sure that you will be much happier as a result.
3. Respect for one another: This is the third ingredient in a happy marriage. Get this right and most of your recipe for a happy marriage will be complete.
Now, there will be times when the opinion of you two will differ. It is impossible to avoid this. However, you need to have respect for the other person’s opinion. Do not ‘make fun’ of the way they feel and almost certainly do not start an argument about it. The most successful marriages include partners who have a mutual respect for one another.