Take this quiz to reveal what you need to focus on in order to have a successful marriage.
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How long have you been married?
3 years or less
11 or more years
I am not married yet
Do you have any children together?
How often are you on the same page when it comes to making major decisions?
We usually are
It's about half and half
We usually aren't
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being very hopeful, how hopeful are you about your future together?
How often do you participate in activities together?
About once a week
A few times a week
Almost every evening
Do you tell your friends the intimate details of your relationship?
Maybe just a few details to a close friend
I talk openly about our relationship
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being very supportive, how supportive are you about their choices?
When was the past time you surprised your spouse with an unexpected gift?
It's been a few months
It's been over a year
How long do your arguments usually last?
Just a few minutes
A few hours
A day or longer
Who usually apologizes first?
We are pretty equal
You need to be willing to consider new ideas.When you are used to running your own life in your own way, it can be very off-putting when you're suddenly living with someone who has different interests and different opinions than you. You may find yourself thinking, "I can't believe he thinks this is a good way to spend his time" or "why does she/he always react that way, it makes no sense." These things are easier to tolerate before you get married; afterward you tend to take them more personally.Your prescription for a happy marriage is open-mindedness. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
When you are open to compromise, you find that there are things you have to give up for the sake of the relationship, and it isn't always easy. If you are someone who has gotten used to always being in control, it is important to prepare for "not getting your way." First, be honest with yourself and admit that you like to do things your way. Then begin to practice compromise in your life with your friends and family. You might even find that it is a big relief not always being in charge and actually let other people share the responsibility. It may be hard at first but there is a lot you can gain by letting someone else take the lead.Your prescription for a happy marriage is compromise. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
The quality of patience allows you to create more peace in your life and therefore a more peaceful marriage. It helps you navigate problems and upsets with a clear head and prevents you from being an adversary to your husband or wife. Your prescription for a happy marriage is patience. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
We all want to feel we are special, that we are worth some extra effort and care. If you look back, the people who you remember with the most fondness are the ones who really extended themselves to you. Your prescription for a happy marriage is generosity. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Forgiveness does not condone bad behavior but it allows two people to remember that they are both flawed, and both deserving of being forgiven.Your prescription for a happy marriage is forgiveness. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.