5 Steps to a Blissful Marriage
How do you achieve happiness in your relationship? This is a topic that often comes up in almost every relationship counseling session and for good reason. Sometimes achieving happiness with your partner can be an arduous task one that many a couple has failed at. Making a relationship work takes a lot of hard work and commitment from both individuals and to help you along the way, here are 5 steps to guide you to achieving a happy marriage.
- Always express love
You do not need a special occasion or a major life-threatening event to make you realize just how much you love your partner. This may lead to moments of regret especially when our loved ones are no longer around. Seize every opportunity to express just how special your partner is to you. Don’t just say it, go a step further to make them see how much you value their presence in your life. What are you doing that is so important that you can’t devote a few minutes each day to show them just how much they mean to you?
- You have two ears and one mouth, use them accordingly
Rule number one, listen, listen, listen. The easiest way to show your care for someone is being able to put your feelings to one side and offering them a comforting ear to air out their problems. No matter how trivial the issue might seem, if it is important enough to affect your partners mood then it is important enough for you to listen. There may be times where it may seem unfair and you may think your opinions do not matter but just listen. Put their happiness first before yours and be patient. Making your better half happy will ultimately make you happier also.
- Share in each other’s happiness
Love is selfless and free of envy. As we grow together with our partner, it is important to be able to share in their happy moments. If they receive a promotion for a new position with a substantial increase in salary or catapulted into the world of a celebrity, can we be happy for them? Can we be able to stay in the background? Can we remain unanimous to the rest of the world whiles your partner is celebrated? Learning how to share in each other’s happiness during moments of success and achievements will help strengthen the relationship.
- Patience is a virtue
If marriage is a union between two people, then patience is the glue that binds the couple together. The commitment that exists between two individuals needs patience especially in times of difficulty to thrive. Patience creates mutual respect and appreciation for one another. It helps us to be more gentle, caring and most importantly, shows just how much we value our partner.
- Love is kind
Love’s power emanates from the heart and finds its way to physical expression. Its power is overwhelming. To love is to be kind to one another showing compassion and building each other up to achieve your fullest potential. Love offers the kindness of non-judgment and removes any conditions of self-interest and through that you become a blessing to each other ensuring you are both helping each other grow.