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Tell-tale Signs of a Happy Marriage

Marriage is a deep commitment that requires effort. It also involves a lot of values integrated into the union, including trust, communication, mutual respect, and passion. However, it’s not unrealistic to say that some marriages are healthier than others. When a marriage is healthy, it lasts longer, and both parties thrive and grow as individuals. Here are some signs you married the right person:

  1. Both partners show affection.

This factor doesn’t necessarily refer to PDA or public displays of affection. Many celebrity couples who have problems in their marriage compensate by displaying over-the-top gestures in public spaces.

On the other hand, healthy married couples regularly show affection to each other without being too excessive. This habit is consistent, meaning it happens whether or not an audience is present.

  1. Both partners show appreciation and gratitude.

It’s no secret that marriage requires effort, including the little things. Things like giving small trinkets, remembering your partner’s favorite things, and picking out their favorite movie during date night all show affection. Happy partners also show their appreciation without prompting—letting their spouses know they appreciate their contribution.

  1. They each have their passions.

Happy marriages include two people who are completely happy with themselves. Neither is looking for a “missing piece” because they know they are already complete individuals. Happy couples often share their interests, but those with different hobbies also have their own hobbies outside the relationship.

  1. They laugh together.

Not every marriage is perfect. However, healthy couples know the best way to face life is together. Some display this teamwork act by weathering through the storm together and learning to laugh at the little problems.

Additionally, healthy couples also have fun without necessarily spending much money—knowing they can have fun no matter the circumstances.

  1. They work against the problem and not each other.

Every marriage is bound to have some roadblocks. Whether it’s financial problems or miscommunications—healthy couples understand that facing the problem together is better than fighting each other. They are also emotionally honest without resorting to name-calling and insults. When frustrated, they know when to calm down and focus on fixing the problem.

A healthy marriage requires a strong foundation. However, some couples may need a little extra help. If you need an objective point-of-view and more signs of a healthy marriage, consider talking to a marriage counselor.


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