Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship, which can be defined as a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company. These couples tend to know each other intimately- they know each other’s likes and dislikes, personality quirks, hopes, and dreams. Happily married couples are able to keep their negative thoughts and feelings about each other from overwhelming their positive ones. Rather than creating a disagreement they create a climate of compromise. This positive attitude allows them to create a sense of romance, play, fun, adventure, and learning together.
Good couples do something called “repair attempts.” This term refers to any statement or action- silly or otherwise-that prevents negativity from escalating out of control. Repair attempts are a secret weapon of good couples.
And finally, in the strongest marriages, husband and wife share a deep sense of meaning. They don’t just get along , they also support each other’s hopes and aspirations and build a sense of purpose in their lives together.
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