6 things couples do to make their marriage last



Moving in together is a decision that can either make or break a couple.

All the time they spend together may help strengthen their bond, but the 24/7 interaction also exposes them to everything — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Living together may sound like a lot of work, but there are several ways for couples to overcome challenges together.

To help you and your partner maintain a smooth relationship, we are sharing 8 things that couples do to have a happy and peaceful life together.

1. They agree on guidelines and schedules

From creating a calendar of things to do, to discussing sleep schedules and personal boundaries, couples must compromise and set guidelines for living together. Partners can create their own system for assigning the tasks, depending on their abilities and schedules. They can also do some chores together as a form of productive bonding.

2. They talk about money

Like chores, household expenses should be considered shared responsibilities. Couples need to discuss how they plan to split the bills, depending on their individual salaries. Money talk should also include their outstanding debts and financial goals.

3. They learn how to deal with each other’s annoying habits

When couples start living together, that’s when they notice every quirk and habit that gets on their nerves — leaving dirty socks on the floor, chewing too loud, taking too long to get ready, and the list goes on. One way for couples to avoid driving each other crazy is to find ways of dealing with these annoying habits.

4. They have their own, special ritual

Couples who do rituals together, experience “more positive emotions and greater relationship satisfaction. These shared moments can be as simple as working out together, chilling on the couch while watching a movie, putting wrinkle cream on her husband and receiving a dedicated song every day.

5. They make room for alone time

Cohabitation does not mean you have to spend every single waking moment together. Taking a breather and having alone time is healthy for relationships too. Solitude allows us to reflect on many things, including ourselves, and could help us become better people for our significant others.

6. They set ground rules for house guests

Couples have different comfort levels when it comes to their partner’s family and friends, so it is important to set ground rules for guests. They need to agree on who can come, when the ideal time is, and how long they can stay.

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