We all know couples that live in blissful harmony or grandparents who are celebrating decades of living happily as man and wife, but how do they do it? What is the secret that keeps these marriages together for so many happy years? They are the same as you and your spouse; it’s just that they have discovered these top marriage tips that help make the good times great because they have each other.
Don't take your spouse for granted
Perhaps number one on the list of marriage tips for men is to not take her for granted. Making an effort to say thank you and acknowledge the importance of all she does is a vital component to keeping a relationship on track.
As men, we don’t tend to express our emotions in the same way that women do, that is to say, we don’t particularly like to speak about how we feel. Even the chattiest couples can fall into a rut of silence. Think team work, you each have to share what the play is to have a hope of a touchdown, yes a sports analogy but it's true.
Now that communication is flowing back and forth, and everyone is on the same page, working together becomes a breeze. When you each join forces and support each other in tackling life’s challenges, anything seems possible, even the most daunting tasks. It's amazing how good it feels when you know that your partner is right by your side.
Don't expect perfection
OK, sticking with the sports theme, marriage is not a bowling game where you can get a perfect score. Far from it, it’s a relationship with the person you love more than anyone else in the world, and nobody is, in fact, perfect. It's important to recognize that we all make mistakes and a successful marriage sees any flaws as an endearing part of their partner's personality.
Hold her hand in public
It is the simplest things in life that can mean the most, like holding her hand as you walk down the street or putting your arm around her at the movies. These displays of affection help to keep a strong physical bond and unify you physically.