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Ingredients of Happy Marriages


When a couple thinks of being married happily ever after, do they really know what all is involved? Marriage is not as easy as people think it is. Marriage requires 110% effort all the time. It’s really easy for someone to feel resentment or dissatisfaction in a marriage.

Marriage has evolved. It was once a union that focused on duty and obligation. Nowadays, people want to get married for love and companionship. But it’s not as easy as that. There are also high expectations involved. People want to have it all when it comes to their marriage, career, and personal goals. In fact, many people are delaying marriage until they are in their 30s so they can focus on themselves and doing things they enjoy, such as traveling.

Of course, marriage is all about choosing the right partner, which isn’t easy. It’s not just about finding a breadwinner or a homemaker, like what people did in the past. Nowadays, people want to marry partners who are everything to them — they want a best friend, a lover, a confidante, and an intellectual equal.

Of course, a happy marriage requires many ingredients. Here’s a look at them.

Effective Communication

Many marriages suffer from poor communication. A good marriage is one in which the couple has positive communication patterns. These include active listening, expressing emotions openly, resolving conflicts, and fostering intimacy.

Deep Friendship

Marriage is more than just about having a lover. Your spouse should be your best friend — or at least a very close one. You and your spouse should be comfortable with each other and know each other well. A good spouse also supports their partner’s dreams.

Mutual Respect 

Along the same lines, a happy marriage is built on respect. Spouses should not disrespect each other, as this just leads to contempt. They should admire each other and support each other’s goals, allowing each other to grow as individuals. Couples who engage in mutual respect for each other are more satisfied and less likely to divorce.

Trust and Integrity

You need to be able to trust your spouse. They should be honest and reliable. This works both ways. Your spouse needs to be able to trust you as well. There should be no lies in your marriage. When there is trust and integrity, your marriage is more likely to be secure and you and your spouse will be more satisfied.

Growth Mindset

Your marriage should not be stale and stagnant. Keep things interesting and keep growing together in a committed way.

Seek Legal Help

What makes a marriage work and what doesn’t? What are people looking for in modern marriage?

Making a marriage survive and thrive is not easy. If your marriage is faltering, you will need to put more work into it or it will fail for good. Is it time to move on? Seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. Fill out the online form or call 954-764-4330 to schedule a consultation.



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