What It Takes Have A Successful Relationship/Marriage.....(9)

 Have A Successful Relationship/Marriage.

What Is the Definition of Marriage?

Marriage is defined differently, and by different entities, based on cultural, religious, and personal factors.

A commonly accepted and encompassing definition of marriage is the following: a formal union and social and legal contract between two individuals that unites their lives legally, economically, and emotionally.

The contractual marriage agreement usually implies that the couple has legal obligations to each other throughout their lives or until they decide to divorce. Being married also gives legitimacy to sexual relations within the marriage.

Traditionally, marriage is often viewed as having a key role in the preservation of morals and civilization.

Understanding the Concept of Marriage

You need to understand those needs in your spouse and accept them without question or judgement.

Understanding is not about YOUR needs, but the other person’s needs and desires.

Understanding is when you care about how someone else needs to be loved- not just how you need to be loved.

Communication in Marriage

According to the researchers, communication is key to making any relationship last. The majority of those surveyed said they believed “most marital problems can be solved through open communication, and conversely many whose marriages dissolved blamed lack of communication.”

Conflict In Marriage

Marital conflict is not just a difference of opinion. Rather, it is a series of events that have been poorly handled so as to deeply damage the marriage relationship. 

Marriage issues have festered to the point that stubbornness, pride, anger, hurt and bitterness prevent effective marriage communication.

Sex and Intimacy in Marriage

Sex and intimacy don’t have to be the same. But when there’s less sex, it can be a sign that intimacy is fading from your Marriage.

Sexual intimacy is the last thing you want to think about, or your heart hurts when considering the state of sexual intimacy with your partner.

Other forms of intimacy (touching, love languages, etc.) are also lacking in your relationship

 It’s important for partners to define what sex means to them before addressing their perspective or the problem. This is critical to ensure both you and your partner are on the same page when discussing sensitive and personal issues.


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A sex therapist can also help you become more confident in understanding your sexual needs, as well as teach you how to be more open with your partner about them

Sacrifice In Marriage

Sacrifice in marriage and relationships is often about making efforts for the betterment of the other person. Often these choices are tiny and minor, such as giving the other person the best piece of food.

… Sacrifice involves setting aside our insistent inner self that wants to be first and the focus of attention.

Knowledge of Marriage

Knowledge plays many important roles in marriage. Understanding what lies ahead for you and your partner is vital to charting a successful life together, for example. But one of the most important types of knowledge, according to the survey, is an intimate understanding of the person you’ll be marrying.

How they think, what they love and what they want from life can all be make-or-break issues for compatibility. That’s why it’s so important to know exactly who you’re marrying.

Therapy in Marriage/ Marriage counseling

It can be very effective, especially if couples seek it out sooner rather than later. Start by finding a counselor who specializes in marriage or couples therapy. They are out there and willing to help. You may have to meet with more than one to find the right fit.

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AFP | Getty Images

Money In Marriage

Afterall, money arguments are the top predictor of divorce. … to be the most important part about combining your finances — more so than any of the math.” 

Parenthood In Marriage

The researchers found that women who became mothers initially were satisfied with their marriages; after having babies, 33 percent reported stable or improved marital satisfaction while 67 percent reported declines.

What It Takes Have A Successful Relationship/Marriage.....(9)

By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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