Some useful tips for a successful marriage:
Now your married Don't take each other for granted and maintain the respect for your partner that helped you fall in love in the first place.
Don't be afraid to agree to disagree. There will be some things that you will never both agree on. You just have to accept this and move on.
Don't let the small things get in the way and turn into big issues. Those annoying little habits like leaving the top off the toothpaste or leaving clothes lying around etc are not really material for divorce. These things can be worked out
Don't make major decisions on your own such as buying a new car, changing jobs, booking holidays etc. These decisions should be made together so as neither partner feels dominated or ignored.
Don't 'let yourself go,' you used to take time to look your best for your partner so don't stop now you are married. Continue with the sport and excersise that you do, maintain your hair, nails, tanning appointments. Dont lose respect for yourself as if you do you partner may well do to.
You went out together before you were married so why stop now you are? Try to arrange regular dates and time together. A little bit of quality time spent together each day can be all that is needed. Also going out on dates can maintain excitement in your relationship.
Sometimes it’s right to say “I was wrong”. Listen and keep your ego out of it and you may well realize that your partner is actually right and much as you have been disagreeing you will have to admit you are wrong. This is a very powerful tool which can strengthen the individual equally as much at it strengthens the marriage.
It is easy to let the passion from the relationship go. Keep the sparkle in your marriage by remaining passionate about your partner. Make time for passion, that does not mean plan the day and hour just make sure that you both find the time.
You will not be able to change your partner so you might as well not try. That way you will avoid a lot of heartaches on both sides. Trying to change your partner will give them the idea that they are not wanted they way they are.
If both partners are willing to make a little bit of effort then most problems in any marriage can be overcome and your relationship can grow even stronger.