Is your marriage happy and satisfying? There is always room for improvement and your marriage is something you need to nurture and invest in throughout your entire life. These five things will help you build a strong and happy marriage with the love of your life.


Meet Each Other’s Needs

Everyone has different expectations regarding relationships and it is important to figure out what your spouse needs to receive from your marriage. Don’t hesitate to ask him or her if you are not sure what their needs and expectations are.

Look for concrete actions you can take to meet these needs and don’t hesitate to do more than what your spouse asks for. You should talk about needs and expectations on a regular basis since these needs can change over time.

Have Some Common Goals

A successful marriage should be about building something together. You probably have made some plans towards purchasing a house or financing the education of your children.

You should look for other goals that will bring you closer as a couple and help you grow as individuals. You could save up so you can travel together or decide to and create something together or pursue a spiritual goal with your spouse.


Do New Things Together

Don’t let your marriage settle into a rut.  Always look for new activities you can try together, new places you can visit and new things you can learn.

Traveling together is a great way to take a break from your daily life and to live new adventures with your spouse, even if you are just taking a day trip to a nearby city. All these things are occasions to spend some quality time with your spouse and to learn new things about each other.




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Develop A Friendship

Developing a friendship is what will make your marriage last. You can develop a friendship by going on adventures together, paying attention to each other, and by laughing with your spouse as much as possible. Your marriage will probably go through some rough patches. Learn to put your problems aside for a while so you can relax and laugh together.


Spend Some Time By Yourselves

A happy marriage will bring a lot to your life but you shouldn’t entirely rely on your marriage for your personal happiness. You and your spouse will have more to bring to the marriage and will be happier if you spend some time away from each other on a regular basis. This could include spending time with a group of friends or pursuing a personal development goal that you care about.

Living your life for a bigger purpose than just your own satisfaction will bring you to living a life of few regrets.

These five things will help you have a happier marriage. Don’t worry if you haven’t been actively working on improving your relationship with your spouse. It is never too late to get started. You should talk with your spouse and determine what you should work on first. These simple habits will help you become happier as a person, bring you closer to your spouse, have a stronger marriage, and live a more fulfilling life.

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Waverly Hanson

Waverly Hanson

Marriage Counselor & Author

In my personal life, I have had a long successful marriage and have remarried following my husband's death.  I have had three sons and helped raise a niece for three years and have seven grandchildren.  I have loved spending time with them as they were growing up.

I also enjoy getting together with family and friends, ATVing in the mountains, photography, hiking, and traveling. I also enjoy reading, creating art, decorating, and serving others by volunteering. 

Assisting couples in rebuilding their marriages has been so rewarding as I've had the privilege of seeing hundreds of couples reunite and get back to being positively connected to one another. 

I also work with personal development and those who want to move forward by making positive improvements such as goal setting, self-care, boundaries, behavioral improvements, overcoming procrastination, conflict management, etc.