Finding minimalism in a world of consumerism. Brickner Two years ago, my family and I embraced a minimalist lifestyle. We decided that too much clutter had collected in our home and that it was demanding too much of our money, energy, and precious time. And thus, we embarked upon on a journey to sell, donate, recycle, or remove as many of the nonessentials possessions from our home as possible.
Contact Author I always love to hear the story of how my parents met.
The short version of the story is - a boy with great abs my dad likes to repeatedly point this out gets good grades in class, a pretty girl was impressed and mutual friends introduced this boy and girl and soon a relationship started.
My parents met when my dad was 17 and mom was 15 and they have been together since and are now married for over 40 years and counting!
So how did they do it? How can two human beings stay committed to one relationship or some might say tolerate each other for so long? Below are some tips from my parents on how to have a successful marriage of your own: Secrets that do not have significant impact on the relationship or cause considerable distress to your spouse are not all that bad.
Although open communication is important in a relationship, there is no need to tell your spouse every single details of your life. You are after all an individual and everyone is entitled to have their little secrets and indulgences.
You should give each other space and privacy when needed. This type of behavior is very unhealthy in the long run. Quality Time Can Be Overrated Ever since we the kids moved out and there is more space in the house, my parents created their own areas in the house where they like to spend time alone doing their own things.
Initially, I thought it was strange because you would have expect a couple who love each other to want to spend as much time together as possible. However, my dad thinks that the concept of spending quality time together is a little overrated, especially when couples have been together for so many years.
This is not to say quality time is not important, but having time away from our spouse and being allowed to freely do our own things and collect our thoughts is equally important.
How to have a successful marriage - Don't always threaten your partner with a divorce. If you are in a serious relationship, the idea of divorce is not something to be taken lightly. Constantly using it can create distrust and insecurity in the marriage. Being angry or upset during a typical argument is NOT a good enough excuse to say it.
Don't always have the habit to jump straight into the idea of divorce and don't threaten divorce just with the intent to hurt the feelings of your partner. Don't Disrespect Each Other Especially in Public Knowing how to have a successful marriage involves knowing how to respect each other in the relationship.
I have seen and heard many occasions when wives talk down their husbands and call them useless or complain about them to others with the husband sitting right there. There are also husbands who scold their wives in public or show their displeasure by throwing things at them this of course is unacceptable in any setting.
No matter how angry or frustrated you are, don't lash out or show your displeasure in public. These negative experiences will create cracks in your relationship and one day it may become too broken to be mended.
How to have a successful marriage - Be quick to forgive and forget! However, by the next day, they were talking to each other as if they weren't on the verge of killing each other the day before.
In a marriage, there will always be disagreements, but at the end of the day if you both make the choice to resolve arguments quickly, and learn to give and take, it will make your life and marriage much happier. Remember that couples do not always have to see eye to eye - each discussion or arguement do not need to have a clear winner or loser.
If disagreements make both parties unhappy, then nobody wins.Getty Images/Mike Coppola Research suggests that being in a happy marriage is one of the best things you can do for When this is successful, the members of the couple have the capacity to be.
Nov 27, · Marriage is about being on equal ground and giving fully to a partner so you can be fully known and secrets are toxic.
This does not mean you have to be cruel and give details that hurt, just. "Every good marriage is based on an awful lot of separation," Nock says. "People need to have a separate life and existence to feel validated as individuals.
They can't live solely as somebody's.
Mar 11, · Here are 11 ways to keep your marriage fresh. 1. Remind your partner (and yourself) that you appreciate them. The trick to successful silence, however, is that you really let the problem pass.
Getty Images/Mike Coppola Research suggests that being in a happy marriage is one of the best things you can do for When this is successful, the members of the couple have the capacity to be. Mar 07, · How to Have a Great Marriage.
The wedding is over and so is the excitement of planning the wedding. Soon you will be settling in to married life.
Having the perfect marriage is a mix of compromise and honesty, not subservient behavior. two things deadly to a good marriage. 3. Appreciate your partner's strengths as well as 88%().