A healthy marriage should have compromise without complaining, communication without criticizing, and commitment without compromising
We’ve all done it….secretly observing if our spouse is equally contributing to the marriage as you are. We do think of ourselves as self-made martyrs and this line of thinking is simply soooo wrong!
What makes for a successful long-term marriage? Well, for starters it means simply NOT taking advantage of your partner. It’s an equal partnership of the hearts and minds, but without keeping a scorecard on who is contributing more whether it be financially or emotionally.
Marriage is a 100 percent affair. Husband and wife need to work together as a team contributing 100% all of the time.
And yes, there WILL be many times when you feel like your spouse is simply taking and that’s when good communication comes into play or you’ll both end up in deep trouble because resentment will set in. Also remember you and your partner will have strengths that will definitely be needed to keep this relationship afloat.
“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”