What happens when you crowd-source marriage advice?
Getting married is quite possibly the biggest commitment two people can ever make to each other — but how do you make sure that promise lasts a lifetime?
Thanks to a recent Reddit thread that asked married couples to share their best piece of advice for newlyweds, we have a better understanding of how to make a marriage work for the long haul.
“Make sure that you make time for sex.”
“Choose your battles. Sometimes you just need to breathe and carry on. Communication. Communication. Communication.”
“Always have each other’s back in public. Never belittle your spouse. Have all the disagreements people normally do but let the world know you two are best friends.”
“Show appreciation! Always say thank you, even for little things. Being married to someone doesn’t make you entitled to anything that they do for you.”
“Arguing occurs when being right is more important than listening to your spouse.”
“Always assume the other person has the best intentions. Let the small stuff go. Never stop being considerate or doing small gestures ‘just because.'”
“No matter how bad the fight, how frustrated you are, look for something to be thankful for in your spouse. It will help calm you and give you a second to clear your head.”
“Kiss each other EVERYDAY.”
What happens? Surprising wisdom from a site normally dedicated to cat photo criticism… ‘Expert’ marriage book author level actually…
But, don’t take my word for it — have a look at the full article.