What Makes a Marriage Happy?

29 Jan

What makes a marriage happy?

If someone could invent a formula or write a prescription for such an outcome, my guess is they’d make millions.

With today’s society struggling with increase rates of divorce and separation, and still others toughing it out in less than blissful unions, I offer my thoughts.

My idea of a happy marriage involves  a situation in which both parties respect and care for each other. It certainly helps, too, if they have compatible goals, mutual interests, and complementary temperaments.

Vital, too, is empathy: a oneness with the other. The wonderful feeling that flows when life’s hardships are comforted by caring hugs, soothing words, and meaningful kisses, is immeasurable.

Loyalty, too, is up there as a vital ingredient. For each partner to have the assurance that the other is on their side adds to the sense of stability and strength that a good marriage brings.

Have I forgotten the most important quality? Yes, of course: it’s love!

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