Getting to hook up with someone for life is a lifetime decision. I mean just after you say “I do”. There are several vendors out there to help you with your wedding plan; venue etc. However no one tells you the challenges you might expect after the wedding.
BE YOURSELF: In marriage there are no strict rules to follow, rule books don’t work; instead understand what your spouse want and what would work best for both of you. Don’t bring on new or strange characters, maintain the good traits your spouse knew you with before marriage.
BE PATIENT: Let’s face it. There is no way you would know all about your spouse in the first weeks of marriage. Understanding takes time; don’t shout over little stuffs, be patient.
“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” ~ Brian Adams
COMMUNICATE: In marriage communication is very important, whether it’s about something important or trivial. Ask for what you want; don’t assume that your spouse would know. By communicating with your spouse, you actually clears up lots of confusion and assumptions.
Do you have any advice from experience that would be useful to help couples survive their fist year in marriage? Please post it in the comment below. Thanks.