5 Keys to a Successful Marriage

Marriage is the culmination of a deep, loving relationship. It’s the signifier that your love has bonded you and your partner into one. However, issues can arise that have the possibility of tearing your world apart. Here are five keys to a successful marriage.

Keys to a Successful MarriageRecognize the Differences Between Each Other

As much as most newlyweds don’t want to actually admit it, you and your spouse aren’t the same. It’s important to realize that you and your better half are different people, with different experiences and different viewpoints. Learning to love your differences is key to any successful marriage.

Remember That Deep Friendship is Key to True Intimacy

While everything in the media today is geared towards sex, in reality, sex isn’t the glue that holds a successful marriage together. Sure, sex is great, but it is not the key to forging a deep and enduring bond between you and your spouse. The only way to do that is through deep friendship. It may sound sappy, but when you hear an old couple say that they are best friends, they aren’t merely being sentimental. True friendship is the root of true intimacy.

Remember to Listen

In the modern world, far too often people are quick to talk but slow to listen. Listening, however, is critical for the success of a marriage. Far too often, people don’t realize that what their significant other really needs isn’t a flashy gift – it’s a good listener. It’s important to remember, though, that listening and hearing aren’t the same things. That’s because to listen, you need to open not only your ears but also your heart. So, if you want your marriage to succeed, become a great listener!

Never Take Each Other For Granted

Perhaps the most toxic thing that can sink a relationship is taking your partner for granted. Taking your spouse for granted is also the easiest trap to fall into.  That’s because once a couple becomes comfortable, they become complacent. And when they become complacent, they take their partner for granted. If you want your marriage to succeed, pledge your love and devotion to each other daily.  Always try to avoid assumptions and always try to do little something whenever you can.

Always Communicate

Communication is critical to the success of any relationship,  and marriage is certainly no exception. Far too many times, marriages breakdown because spouses stop communicating. Maybe they blame it on fighting, or maybe they blame it on falling apart. Either way, these are both the end product of a breakdown in communication. Being truly in love means loving your significant other for all of their quirks and idiosyncrasies. Keeping open lines of communication is key to the success of your marriage.

Contact an Experienced NYC Couple’s Counsellor Today

If you and your partner think that you need help dealing with any issues which may arise in your relationship, Marriage Couples Counselling in NYC has the tools to open the lines of communication and help your marriage flourish. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 212-673-4618. Life may not be perfect, but that doesn’t mean that your love can’t be just right!

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