Straight From His Mouth: 10 Marriage Tips From Happily Wed Men That Have Nothing To Do With Sex

January 7, 2013  |  
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7. Communication, communication, communication! As if sensing that they might need to redeem themselves from the “peace and quiet” request, most of my friends couldn’t stress the idea of communicating openly and honestly with their wives enough. If you can’t share your inner most thoughts with a woman you’re considering marrying, then you’re about to marry the wrong woman. Additionally, it’s important for both parties to be able to see and respect the other’s point of view. It’s not about agreeing on everything, it’s about respecting each other’s right to have their own opinion. As one friend put it, “you can’t put a price on a woman who respects your right to agree to disagree.”

8. Each day is a new day. A married friend of three years stated it simply, “grudges are for single people.” He went on to explain that arguing is a natural part of any relationship, but he plans on spending the rest of his life with his wife, so what’s the point of holding a grudge? In his mind, there is none. It’s not a game, so he doesn’t keep score. He and his wife aren’t perfect, but they both agree the best way to make their marriage a success is to take the journey one step (or day) at a time.

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