What makes a good relationship a great relationship?
I’ve been married now for four years, known my now husband for a total of seven years, and let me tell you it was one hell of a ride.
We spent the first three years of our relationship living in different countries, having the chance to see each other once a month or twice if we were lucky!
It was crazy, it was fun, it was passionate and most importantly it was strong and powerful enough for us to make it through.
Let me share with you my 6 secrets to a happy marriage:
1- Be friends
Do you know how you can sit with your best friend and just talk nonstop for hours and hours?
Do that with your spouse, hangout together, go crazy and adventurous together, laugh together and share your deepest darkest secrets together.
Living away now with my husband in a new city away from both our home towns, made me understand the importance of sharing a deep genuine friendship with him, it keeps the relationship alive, it makes it more interesting and gives it a profound level of connection.
2- Be simple
Don’t over complicate things, because the simple fact is- you fell in love with this person for so many reasons. Be always reminded of these reasons and make sure to mention them and compliment them for it every chance you get.
3- Be partners
A marriage is a lifetime partnership in everything. That’s freaking awesome! You have a lifetime companion to share your highs and lows with, to plan the future with, to have children and build a family with.
Wake up every morning with the intention of actually making your partnership a meaningful one and one that adds spirit and joy to your life.
4- Build love habits
What happens after marriage, is that most of the time people stop trying! stop trying to impress, to attract and to connect.
Relationships are a never-ending process of putting enough effort to keep that fire alive.
Dress up for your wife or husband, plan a date night, have a daily ritual and give each other enough time to make sure you both feel appreciated and loved.
5- Communicate always
Talk, talk and talk some more. Don’t expect the other person to know how you’re feeling if you don’t actually express your emotions. Be articulate and share your likes and dislikes every step of the way.
6- Be you
That is by far the most important quality in every relationship. Be with someone who brings out not only the best in you but the you, you simply adore.
Be with someone who appreciates your uniqueness and be appreciative of theirs in return.
Support each other and give each other enough space for you to live your creative freedom together as friends, partner, and lovers.
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
― C.G Jung
Peace & Love,