7 Truths About Marriage That You Need To Know

Marriage isn’t a fragrance or aesop body wash that elevates your persona without real responsibilities. Marriage is a tough commitment, and no one has the perfect relationship. There is no denying that marriage requires work. In order to survive the challenges of marriage, stepping out of your comfort zone will become your routine. 

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The following truths are meant to help you understand what makes most marriages successful and to provide some perspective on what you can do to make yours a success too.


Being Honest


One of the most important truths about marriage is that you have to be honest about your feelings. You can’t fake it. Communication is the key to success. If you are feeling insecure or frustrated, it will only get worse if that emotion is bottled up and ignored. Acknowledge your feelings and share them with your spouse. It may feel awkward and even scary at first, but it will make things easier in the long run because you won’t be harboring any resentment.



It’s essential to communicate your feelings and needs with your spouse. Some people might be afraid of telling their partner what they want for fear of hurting their feelings. But this is the only way that you can work on making both of you happy. Be honest and open about what you want and how you feel, even if it means the conversation might get a little heated at times.


Be Flexible


Marriage is not a walk through the park. People don’t call marriage the commitment of a lifetime for nothing. The most successful marriages are those that are able to adapt to new circumstances.


This doesn’t mean that you should stop working on your marriage. It means you need to be flexible and understand that change is inevitable. 


Perhaps, you become unemployed or your spouse experiences a death in their family. Circumstances such as these will shape your relationship’s bond and help you overcome the obstacles ahead. In one way, the challenges you overcome as a couple are a testament to a successful marriage. 


The two of you will go through things together and need to compromise in order for the other person's happiness to matter just as much as your own.


Don't Forget to Date Your Spouse

It sounds like a cliche, but dating your spouse is important. It’s easy to take the person you love for granted. You get used to them, and they become a part of your routine. You might start getting too comfortable and forget that they have needs too. 


When was the last time you took your spouse out on a date? It doesn’t have to be expensive--just something different from what you do daily.


Stay Faithful

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Unfaithful partners rarely stay in a marriage for long. Their spouses may doubt their intentions, actions, and promises. 


Remaining faithful is the foundation of trust. Once you lose the basics of faith, the fabric holding your marriage together will tear it apart. 


You are not just committing yourself but also promising to stay committed to only them. And it's not enough to just refrain from cheating on them. You need to be an honest person and communicate with them about everything that’s going on in your life, even if it means telling them when you're tempted or having thoughts about someone else.


If you genuinely want a long-lasting and healthy marriage, then being faithful is important. It won't be easy, but it is a worthwhile goal that will help keep your marriage strong.


The Importance of a Friendship

The most successful marriages are often ones where the spouses go out of their way to maintain a friendship.


In a study conducted by a Florida State University professor, it was found that when spouses played together, took an interest in each other's day, and made physical contact-holding hands or hugging-the couples were less likely to argue.


Spouses must make time for one another outside of work and child-rearing responsibilities. What you do with your spouse outside of work matters as much as what you do with them at home.


Love Them Unconditionally

Love doesn’t betray when things are going well, but it’s the difficult times that test us. When you love someone unconditionally, rather than loving on measurements of monetary, physical, and materialistic value, you’re likely to have a long-lasting relationship.

Be courageous and show your partner that they’re loved and appreciated even when they don’t deserve it. They will appreciate the gesture and know that they have a partner who will always have their back.

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