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Bride’s Corner: How To Stay Married Even When it's Hard

Stop Being a Victim

No matter what he did to you, stop playing the victim card, try to settle the issue on ground.

Date each other every week

Dinners out are a chance to have concentrated time together - to be a couple. You need to set some rules though, no talking about work or children.

Remember, you are a TEAM

Life can be hard and crazy but always remember you both are a team.

In times of the inevitable arguments.

Remember that you are fighting the problem, not each other.

Don’t throw low blows out of anger.

Remember that words once said cannot be reversed.

Make time to make love.

This cannot be overemphasized. No matter how busy or tired you get, make time to make love


The biggest part of making a marriage work is compromise. Both you and your partner should be prepared to make some accommodations for the other. If you’re both willing to compromise, you should be able to find some middle ground that will please you both.

Find Something in Common

Finding common goals that you two can share might be a helpful step. These goals might include who will continue to work and who will stay home and watch the kids, or watching a movie.

Learn to Forgive and Forget

One thing that can drag a relationship down is holding onto the past wrongs your partner may have committed against you.

Don’t Forget These Magic Words.

After your partner comes out of the bathroom, scrubber in hand, having triumphantly cleaned that toilet bowl until it shines, say Thank you. It sounds so simple, yet those two words don’t get expressed as often as they should in many long-term marriages.

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