When the wedding is over and all the excitement that accompanied it fades away, you will find yourself living a new kind of life. To make your marriage a success, you should read and learn about the best ways to get along with your partner.
Be yourself. Do not pretend to be someone you are not. These appearances will eventually fall off and the real you will always find a way out. When you act your true self from the first day, your spouse will love you for that self, your real self. But if you put on a mask, the partner will be in relationship with that mask and your true self. This will not endure the tough times that will eventually come.
Humor is a must-have for any successful relationship. Put your sense of humor to use as you converse with your partner. This sense will also be of use to get your through the hardships you encounter.
Mistakes are inevitable from both of you. This is why you need to forgive and forget. If no one is willing to forgive the other for a mistake, the marriage won’t last long enough. But as you forgive, you can also take steps to prevent the mistake from recurring.
Trust is indispensable for any great marriage. Don’t jump to the conclusion that your spouse is deliberately acting in a certain way to bother you. Give him/her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she/he is not even aware that you are irritated by what s/he does. If there is something that’s bothering you, speak up and don’t just expect your spouse to figure out without being told.
But don’t bring up and make a fuss about every little itch. Let the little annoyances pass by unnoticed. Take a minute to consider if that thing is really worth bringing up and arguing over. More importantly, reflect on whether that behavior is wrong or just different from what you are used to.
Help each other with the chores at home. Sharing responsibility at home will deal with the strain that might be negatively affecting one of you. It will also redress any imbalance that could be there. Come up with ways to do the house routines together and make them less boring.
Adjust your schedule to have some time to sit together. Make this a daily routine throughout your life. It will strengthen the bond between you and allow you to appreciate each other.
No one is perfect. If you expect perfection from your spouse, be prepared for disappointment. You should make allowances for this and embrace the imperfection of your partner. They are not at their best at all times. They may be overworked, exhausted, over-stressed, etc.
Every now and then, do something extra-nice to your partner to show your love and appreciation. Argument and problems pull you apart but these gifts will counter-act that. If you feel that your partner is not doing nice things for you or not complimenting you, take the initiative and do something nice for the partner. Start complimenting them and you will get the same thing back.