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What Makes A Succesful Marriage?

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I gave this as a discussion topic this afternoon to 3rd Year Chinese university students with an average age of 21. They came up with over 30 different factors. Perhaps you can add to the list. Here are just a few:

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y


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5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Perfect marriage= deaf husbad + blind wife;)

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Ok, seriously. My husband and I have been together for 22 years. The only thing that has saved our sense of humor.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Honesty, honesty, honesty. None of this "oh, I'll spare him/her the worry" or "I'd better not tell him/her or she'll be really upset" bulls***. One easy out leads to another, and before you know it - you don't know each other very well anymore! (Can you tell I've come across this issue before? )

If you're honest about EVERYTHING, you not only exorcise your own hidden fears and shames, you also show your partner that you are vulnerable and afraid and human, too. And that brings you closer together.

Add to that some humour, understanding (a step beyond tolerance), and learning how to let go... I think you've just about got it.

8. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

What is a "successful" marriage???

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlgal

What is a "successful" marriage???

I saw this on the wall of a human resources office. However, it could possibly apply to any form of relationship:

Coming together is a beginning
Working together is progress
Staying together is success

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

On the top of my list and in this order:

COMPROMISE - My husband and I have equally compromised to each other and to what each one of us needs in our individual basis.

HONESTY - Even when the truth hurts, you must be honest. There isnt one thing we dont tell one another.

FRIENDSHIP - This may even be my number one. I love coming home and sitting down to talk to my husband. Most marriages succumb to routine and daily chores. If couples arent good friends, the spontaneity and sense of humor is lost on mere routine.