Nowadays, it is not easy to find a successful marriage, but if we want our marriage to work we have to work on our marriage. If both husband and wife put some effort into the marriage there will be less and less divorces. A good marriage is based on a solid foundation of respect, some sacrifices, and a good communication.
Respect is a key to a successful marriage. Respect each other. We have to treat our spouse the way we want to be treated. It is never about one person, it is about two. A great way to show respect is to be honest and faithful.
Be ready to sacrifice some of our own pleasures for the good of the marriage. Be willing to accept that some things that we don't like about our partner will never change. Also, accept the changes that may come within time. People grow and change with time so it makes sense that marriage will grow and develop.
A successful marriage also depends on a good communication. Be ready to listen. Take time to listen what our spouse has to say. When it is our time to speak, try to understand what is really upsetting your partner. And never, ever, bring up mistakes from the past. When we have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness. .
Communication also involves a sharing of sentiments and ideas. Give our spouse space to express hopes and fears.
Therefore, we have to realize there are things we can do to make sure our marriage is the best it can be.