Built To Last Marriage… How To Do That?

2 years back, when I said “I do” to Ed, I knew that marriage life is not going to be as simple as what fairy tale always say.. the prince & princess live happily ever after.

I already anticipated that it would not always be a smooth ride throughout the journey and some obstacles are definitely inevitable! Till date, I still feel that marriage life is blissful and fun but there are some important elements that must be present in order for the marriage to be an everlasting and enduring one. Let me share with all of you below.

1) LOVE
First and foremost, it goes without saying that to have an everlasting marriage, LOVE must be present! This element is the most important one as it determines the ‘timeline’ of the marriage.

When there is love, it allows one to fully accept and embrace their other half’s imperfections. Not only that, love can sometimes do wonders and allow one to be more understanding and forgiving. As the saying goes ..forgive and forget.. *wink wink*

2) FRIENDSHIP
Well, you guys should hear this before, one’s better half is akin to a soulmate! Your better half is like your best friend and you can confide in them anything!

I think this is very true as Ed & I are like BFF (best friend forever) and we can yak continuously everyday even though we see each other almost 24/7. We can talk and discuss anything under the sky. After all, having good communication with your partner is essential to building up the relationship and helps to understand your other half better.

3) UNDERSTANDING
This is one of the top qualities that many would want in their life partner.

All of us know that it is crucial that one’s better half must be understanding to their needs as well as emotions or else it would be tough to live together throughout the whole lifetime. Especially in terms of difficult times, the better half needs to be tolerant and understanding during that period in order to ride over the turbulence!

4) RESPECT
To have an everlasting and peaceful marriage, Respect must be present. No doubt your better half has already seen your all and knows you inside out, it is still extremely important to maintain the level of respect.

I bet no one wants to feel like unwanted or taken for granted, so remember, next time when your better half helps you get a drink or cook a meal for you, how about saying some appreciative words and giving him/her a big hug?

5) TRUST
Well, you have believed and entrusted your whole lifetime to your other half from the day you said “I do”, hence this faith and trust must be continued and Fullest Support must be given to your better half throughout the whole marriage.

Always give your other half the benefit of doubt before giving them the ‘death penalty’!

6) Shared Values
In a marriage, it is crucial that a couple shares the same values and belief in life. This would them enable them to ‘steer the boat’ in the same direction and work towards a common goal.

Of course, sometimes it is not simple as your better half might not share the same values in all matters. Then is when you guys need to talk it out and see whether one of you can compromise or it is something that both of you can accept.

That’s all, guys! What do you think? Do you share the same sentiments as I do? Whatever it is the case, do continue to put in efforts for your relationship!

Cheerios,
Jen

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Ed and Jen, the authors of datingchapter.com, is a lovely couple managing their own Professional Dating Consultancy and sharing their thoughts on finding the *Sparkles* in Dating, Relationships & Lifestyles as well as Quick Tips on getting your ♥~Perfect Match~♥ on their Blog. Please feel free to connect with us at Google+
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