Congratulations! Having spoken your wedding vows and made the wedding toasts, it’s time to start a new chapter in your life. Marriage is a major life event, and it is common for couples to feel disorientated after the hustle of a wedding.
How do you live together? Should you be feeling differently now that your salutation has changed? Is there anything that you should take note of? Here are some simple but fool proof tips to start and keep your marriage going strong. Read on!
1. Accept your partner the way they are
When you start living together, you will learn the different sides of your partner. Much as you love each other, you may notice some annoying character traits and more often than not, may also unintentionally try to change each other.
“Did he forget to put his shoes back in the shoe cabinet again?”; “Why is she always nagging at me?”; “Who left the toilet seat down?”…. you get the idea.
But hey! Nobody said it’s gonna be easy, and you have the rest of your life to fine tune with each other. Take it slow, and always try to see things from your partner’s perspective.
By doing so, your partner will see that you are making an effort to understand him/her. In return, s/he will also want to do the same for you. Empathy and understanding is one of the core values of a successful marriage.
2. Share household chores
There will always be things to do around the house! You and your partner may both be working full time. It would be nice to divide household chores equally, if you don’t have a helper at home! You can also make your lives easier with smart home devices.
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3. Communicate and show appreciation
Think you know all about your other half? We tend to miss the fact that people (yes, including you and your spouse!) change with time as we age. Cliché as it may sound, good communication is the key to maintaining a happy marriage. Talk to each other, do things together and show appreciation.
It is important to be kind and always practise gratitude. A simple thank you for doing the dishes or taking the garbage out shows that you appreciate their help, no matter how menial the task!
4. Plan for the future
Ever heard of the Chinese proverb, “plans can’t keep up with changes?” As newlyweds, you must have envisioned the future with your partner, and made plans to work towards that. That’s all good, but sometimes things may not go as planned.
Make it a point to communicate (see point 3!) and discuss about the future from time to time. Be it getting a new home, having children, or just going on holidays, it is important to set realistic goals for both the short term and long term.
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“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” That’s definitely easier said than done. We are not all saints here, but it is important to maintain reasonable expectations with your partner, and try to compromise.
One way to do so is to remember the good in him/her. Always listen to what the other party is trying to say (sorry, guys! sometimes the truth lies in what’s unspoken) and do not be too quick to criticise.
Oh! About not going to bed angry – that’s definitely something you’d want to keep in mind, because logically, if you do so, you won’t be able to fall asleep. One angst bear is enough to create havoc, if both of you can’t fall asleep due to the anger … (the consequences are unthinkable).
Sometimes conversations may unexpectedly turn out into a full-blown argument. Try to stay calm and remember that you are both a team! Learn how to apologise and make sure you mean it. Constant arguing about small matters will only be detrimental to your marriage.
Key ingredients for a successful marriage
Relationships, like many things in life are not easy. Marriage is no exception and it is a lot hard work and effort from both parties to keep the relationship strong. At the end of the day, remember that trust and mutual respect are very important in a relationship.
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