Although I feel there are a multitude of ingredients that need to blend together to create a happy marriage, cherishing your partner, would be high on my list of important ingredients.
The three essential ingredients in a happy marriage are:
2. More Understanding
3. Much More Understanding
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One important ingredient? Trust, Honesty and Communication working together brings about love.
Good communication - being a good listener, willing to compromise and be understanding, show that you love your other half by spending enough quality time with them.
Trust and Respect is the most important ingredient in the Married Life..
Honesty. Being able to express yourself to each other and say what you really feel and really want.
As everyone has said: honesty and respect. But I do not just mean the honesty to tell the facts, I especially talk about the honesty to tell the emotions, feelings, desires ... Everything.
One thing is apparent, it is hard to just name one thing that makes up a happy marriage. I agree completely with all of your responses. Working on a happy marriage is a 24/7 job that can lead to a life time of rewards. Where some people fall short in their relationship, is that they start putting more effort towards othe aspects of their lives, instead of their marriage.
Actually, more complex than it appears. I would agree that honesty, trust, respect and a host of other virtues would help our mariages. What do we do, however, when we fail to be virtuous.With over half of marriages failing it is evident that we have a propensity to violate those things necessary to relationship. Despite our best effort we will not be all that we want to be. We will not always be respectful and we will not always be honest. We will not always be at our best. It is easy to love someone who never fails you. Marriage is the opportunity to love someone despite the inevitable defficiencies that will surface. That kind of love is born in daily forgiveness. Can't think of a failed marriage that forgiveness would not have mended.
in my opinion, there is one thing that is really important to a happy marriage; being able to let things go. Sometimes we put too many expectations on our partner and stay stuck on stupid, unimportant things when we should really just forget about it. I wrote a hub about it if you're interested. its called 'Letting It Go'. Coming to this realization greatly improved my married life and it has been an incredible eyeopener.
love is the most important ! Loving your wife,loving your child and loving your family ,I think loving is all !
if there is no love exist,the family will be broken up and your marriage too !
It should of never happened. There is nothing good anymore.
After 43 years just tired of it all.
My husband, who treats me with respect, love and dignity every day of our lives.
Communication - if you're married I assume the love is already there. Remember to talk about problems and they will resolve. Give each other a cuddle and kiss. Hold hands. A smile. However you want to communicate make sure you don't stop. It'seasy to let life get in the way.
I'm not yet married but I am sure that one important ingredient to have a happy marriage is if both wife and the husband knows how to APPRECIATE each other.
Learning how to listen for and comunicate, and meet core relationship needs in order to defuse and extinguish the critisism-defense cycle.
there are two-----
honesty and tolerance (accepting without trying to change)
Acceptance is the big one for me. Two people meet and enjoy each other so much they want to make it permanent. Some spend the rest of their lives together finding ways of changing the other. Love your partner just the way the are, after all that is what attracted you in the first place.
Ive never been married but I would suggest a 'deep relations and emotional compatibility'
One Inmortant Ingredient in a Happy Marriage is to BE HAPPY... happiness is the result of a job well done. So put your marriage relationship first... and work on it... you will have a happy marriage
first trust and second communication.
But MOST IMPORTANT IS LOVE-LOVE like the first day you met. Sometimes it takes work to attain it, but if both are reaching for that Love, it will be there.
I have written a marriage hub or 2-have been so for 30 years, but my wife passed on in Nov. I miss her dearly.
That sucks - I am sorry to hear that.
My first wife died years ago and I still miss her. I can only tell you it does get better as more time passes - it never feels like it is going to until you look backwards though and realize it does not hurt as bad as it did.
They say time heals, but I don't think that is quite true. It just stops being quite so intense and other things slowly take up your thoughts so you simply stop thinking about how much you miss her - the pain is still there and the feelings - just less intense and less immediate - I don't think they ever go away - you just think about other things. Too fresh for you right now - it is probably all you are thinking about. Get through the first year and you will see - I promise.
There is a good reason we used to have a "year of mourning," in most cultures. A year and a day actually - you do not start thinking straight until that year is over. I know - I made the biggest mistakes of my life that first year. I hope you don't.
I hear and will heed your advice.
Trust. And once it's destroyed, it's close to impossible to get it back.
My personal 3 most important ingreiedients to a good relationsip:
without those, nothing else matters. If you don't have them, your relationship WILL fail
Trust in your spouse. They are the one you promised to love and cherish for life.
Beyond trust is honesty, passion and laughter. Comunication is very important too but that goes under honesty. Not saying how you feel or think is exactly the same as being dishonest.
Don't let the little things bother you... and learn to cook.
Trust, empathy, respect, excellent listening skills, and tactful, truthful communication. compromise and reasonable expectations of one another.
appreciation, loyalty, support and understanding - 4 important not one, sorry
Simple - marry a French woman. They don't marry for money they marry for love, and boy do they know how to love...
When you have it, you understand, forgive, support & respect.
Honesty and trust are a must! As well as love, compassion, and understanding.
4. Give and take
5. Good listener
8. Having a quality time with your partner no matter how busy you are.
9. Be passionate and affectionate.
10. You should know how to satisfy your partner in all ways
I don't believe there is one answer because marriages are made up of a man and woman who bring different personalities which means that the marriage will also have its own personality. My husband and I will celebrate 36 years in April - our biggest strength is allowing each other to be an individual - to have interests separate from each other. (By the way I agree with most of the other posts!
Communication is the key ingredient. Without communication you cannot understand your partner's needs. Most of us think this is easy but it's not. Learning how to communicate well is vital.
Readiness to forgive and sacrifice is very important for success in marriage
Unconditiona love and forgiveness. Understanding that your partner will always imperfect no matter what. Love him/her anyway. Even in the mountains and disasters hold on for the ride. No matter how tired you get, or weak you feel, hold on and be strong, because there is always a positive solution, it is just what you choose to do with it. Every day is a new day and we create it like a masterpiece of artwork. We color it what ever we choose to in the moment. If God is the center of your hearts he will pull you through anything. As long as you never be a quitter, and never give up, the storms will calm in the end.
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