6 Signs Your Marriage Will Last a Lifetime
Marriage is the ultimate goal of a relationship. People fall in love, get married, and have children together. Is that all? No, marriage is more than that. Marriage is an affiliation that is supposed to tie a man and a woman together for a lifetime and strengthen their relationship. But the world is seeing a new era where about 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce and only 80 percent people think that marriage is supposed to last a lifetime.
So are you thinking of your marriage and its future? Do you want to know what will be the state of your marriage after 10 – 15 years?
Here are 6 signs that indicate your marriage will keep going strong and last a lifetime.
1. Fight in a healthy way
Fighting with each other is also a sign of long-lasting marriage. Surprised! Let me explain. In marriage, you will have misunderstandings, arguments, and incongruencies. So, if you don’t express your opinion and feelings towards your partner, your partner will not understand what you are thinking. It will create a communication gap. That’s why silent treatment is an unhealthy way to handle the issues you may be having.
It’s unrealistic to think that you will never fight with your partner. But the key fact of a successful fighting is that each person feels heard and respected. So if your arguments are always constructive then it’s a sign that your marriage will last a lifetime.
2. Mutual friends
It’s always comfortable if you have friends in your life. In marriage, it’s a good sign if you are double dating. A recent study showed that double dating plays a vital role in building a strong bond with your partner. It’s because people like to share personal details of their lives with their friends and it makes them realize the importance of their partner in their life.
3. Respect for each other
This is one of the most important signs of a long-lasting marriage. If you want your marriage to last a lifetime then you must show respect to your partner, as well as their opinion, choices, work, ideas etc. This not only makes your partner respect you but also creates a bond of love and trust.
4. Friendship with your partner
Being friends with your spouse is a great sign of a long-lasting marriage. When we need help or want to share something, whom do we think of first? Our friends, don’t we? Your spouse should be the first person that you should think about when you think of sharing something; whether it’s good or bad. Share every detail of your life with your spouse for advice.
Every marriage has ups and downs. All couples go through good and bad times. Patience is must for a long-lasting marriage. When a couple shows patience and love for each other, they find the strength to overcome difficulties. So no matter what the situation is you must have patience.
6. Personal space
Everyone needs personal space and having personal space in any relationship is very important. A survey shows couples who give each other personal space are happier than the ones who don’t. Because of lack of trust for each other many couples don’t want to give personal space to their partner. They are afraid that their partner might end up cheating on them. But it’s not always true. So you must have complete trust on your partner and you both should enjoy your personal space. It will make both of you happy and it’s good for a long-lasting marriage.
These 6 signs will tell you that if you are on the right track with your partner for a long-lasting marriage or if you need to make some changes.
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