10 Things You Must Know To Have A Happy Marriage – It's a Lovely Life!

10 Things You Must Know To Have A Happy Marriage

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10 Things You Must Know

1. Men and women are not alike at all. They think, speak, dream and plan differently. Don't expect your partner to be or think like you. 

2.  If you want or need something tell them. Don't hint at it or expect them to somehow know.

3. You will both be strong at different times. This is one of the best gifts you both will get.

4. Pick your battles carefully. Side with whoever it's more important to. If she really wants green walls in the bathroom and you can live with them go with the green walls.

5. Words can not be taken back once they are said. Be very careful what you say to each other. 

6. You will be tested. Not in the big ways that you think, but in the everyday living. Always choose each others best interests.

7. Spend time together alone. It's hard making time, but making each other a priority will strengthen your bond.

8.  Say I love you to your partner at least 5 times a day and mean it, even when times are tough.

9. Be positive when talking about each other. It never feels good to have your faults constantly pointed out by someone you love. Be careful even when venting to friends. 

10. Touch often. A hug and a kiss go a long way. Physical contact connects us on deep levels.

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. For me, the key is understanding that men do not think like we do. Once you get that, you are going to be just fine.

  2. I’ve found that serving each other makes a huge difference. Also, love your idea of always saying i love you.

  3. These are all great tips that are actually spot on! If you show you spouse every day you care and how you care then you will always have a great marriage. Communication is HUGE!!

  4. You really nailed it with several of your tips. My husband and I have learned over the years how hurtful words can be and try to say I am sorry pretty quickly after saying them.

  5. My husband has been pretty sick the past few weeks. He’s recovering (and I’m paranoid about it spreading), so he’s been kind of isolated. It’s crazy how disconnected I feel without the quick hugs. :/

  6. Awh. Such great tips. Love is hard and finding that spark after all those years is even harder. Just team work and never giving up is the key.

  7. Spending time together alone with my husband is a commodity. I love it and do find it refreshes our relationship.

  8. This is a great post. My husband and I are not alike at all. Which is ok because we balance each other out.

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