Do you view those bumps in the road as an opportunity to build and grow your marriage? If someone asked you what makes a marriage good, what would you say? A good partner is a good communicator. Mockery - the subtle put-down. A good partner loves themselves first. Write down three good things about your spouse every day to help you stay focused on the positive. Successful marriage partners learn to show unending patience and forgiveness to their partner.
Compromise Relationships are about not only taking, but also giving. They express their gratitude and appreciation toward one another often. Give your hopes, dreams, and life to your partner. Shy and reserved, Sarah might have never talked to Andrew if he hadn't sat by her at a college ice cream social and struck up a conversation. I think about as much, I am attracted to women who are so confident in Christ that they can be themselves around me. These couples are in a Negative Cycle, moving from Complaining to Criticizing to expressing Contempt.
And I thought he was a hottie, she adds. Very good, except for the content of 2! If couples do what they say and say what they do, they create an atmosphere of comfort in knowing their words mean something to the other, which increases emotional safety in the marriage. Good marriage partners use humor, silliness and teasing in a loving way, never in a hostile or sarcastic manner. Honesty and trust become the foundation for everything healthy in a marriage. Trust is very important thing in life, so be good at it. Communicate Relationships live and die not by the sword, but by the amount of discussion.
Sexual faithfulness in marriage includes more than just our bodies. Take responsibility for your behavior and your ability to contribute to a happy marriage. If you find yourself not giving very much, or feeling resentful of how much you give and how little you receive back, you may be in an unequal relationship where one side is taking more than they are giving. Communication: As obvious as this may seem, many couples are not very good at it. Take notice of what your spouse contributes to the marriage and what good qualities your spouse brings out in you.
A girl can expect the above qualities from a man. Mutual and Separate Friends: Partners who socialize with other couples and also maintain separate friendships have greater balance in regards to honoring themselves as individuals within the marriage. And quality time rarely happens when quantity time is absent. Being a good communicator entails paying attention to the words you choose and the tone you use, Hope said. Successful couples all do the following things: Show Interest in one another.
At first, when we have nothing but each other, we focus intently on the important building blocks of a healthy marriage. It means telling him when you feel the need to, and to do so in a manner that is respectful but assertive. Relationships — even the best relationships in the world — require constant attention, nurturing, and work. Any successful relationship requires intentional, quality time together. But true love is displayed by remaining committed even through the trials of life. And he had a 94% prediction rate. After all, a successful marriage is far more valuable than most of temporal things we chase after with our lives.
Or do you allow problems to cause you to grow apart? First trust, once trust is lost, in any relationship, the relationship is over. I happen to be a pastor who definitely meets and talks to many couples about how they can live together in a happy marriage. They work to create happy memories as a couple. Gavin and Jamie met while working together at the same church. The use of funny nicknames can be an indicator of great fondness for one another. Each of the above 10 characteristics was mentioned again and again - by people who know. There are several qualities that makes a man a good marriage partner.
The Third Horseman is evident when our automatic response to thinking we are being attacked is to react defensively. Sometimes couples can be very concerned about the frequency of their sexual activity. Being a good partner entails various elements. Emotional Closeness Emotional closeness will help couples get to know and understand each other more deeply and also have empathy for each other. Research by psychologist John Gottman found that it is important to have what he calls of 5 positive interactions for each negative one.