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But Marriage is For Life - Strong Relationships, Part 2

The last few months leading up to your wedding date are guaranteed to be a complete and total whirlwind. No matter how far in advance you've planned ahead, there are always tons of last minute details that can't possibly be foreseen. After dedicating so much time to planning one singular event, what are you going to do when it's all over? Live happily ever after?

Hopefully, yes! In this case, "happily ever after" means building a marriage that will last a lifetime... but how do you do that?


Never fear! As promised, the team at WhereBridesGo.com is following up from the first in our two-part blog series, A Wedding Is Only One Day, with this week's topic: But Marriage is For Life. We've compiled the best tips, techniques, and strategies for you and your new husband to use as you build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime.

Say Thank You
This is a simple lesson we learn from a very young age, but we may underestimate its value as we begin to take certain things for granted. Your husband is supposed to fix the leaky faucet, right? He knows you appreciate him, so what does it matter if you forget to acknowledge that specific act? 

It can matter a lot. Everyone needs to feel valued and appreciated. Thanking each other for even - no, especially - the littlest tasks will go a long way towards building a strong, mutually supportive relationship.

Kiss Each Other Goodnight
As cheesy as it sounds, a simple goodnight kiss can be the key to a happy, lasting relationship. Jobs, kids, and household tasks can make married life busier and busier as it goes on; you may not have hours to dedicate to spending quality time with each other like you once did. A kiss goodnight can serve to bring you back together after a busy day, so you'll never have time to grow apart.


Have Fun
When you were dating, you probably spent most of your time together doing things you both enjoyed. Watching movies, playing games, going for walks... These classic "date" activities sometimes fall to the wayside once married life gets underway. Making time to revisit some of your favorite activities will help keep your marriage feeling fresh, fun, and exciting.

Be Trustworthy - And Trusting
Everyone knows that marriage is built on trust. Trust takes a long time to build, but it can be broken in an instant. When something goes wrong, it's easy to blame your partner. After all, they should have trusted you... Right? Wrong. As a dedicated spouse, it is not only your job to earn your partner's trust; it is also your job to trust your partner. Your partner may be the most trustworthy person alive, but it can put a serious strain on the relationship if he feels that his efforts are not appreciated. How do keep the loyalty strong in your relationship? By remembering one simple lesson:


Trust is a two-way street.

If you spend every day being trustworthy and trusting, having fun together, saying thank you, and kissing each other goodnight, you'll marriage will have a great chance of lasting a lifetime. Good luck, and congratulations!


~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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