While it is an important achievement to stay married in American culture where more than half of all marriages end in divorce, it is even better to nurture a marriage that grows stronger with time.
That said; trust is an important keystone of any relationship. Despite all the great things that we say about being honest… like honesty is the best policy or that the truth sets us free – studies have revealed that we are not great at being honest.
According to a study conducted, dating couples lie to each other once every three times, while married couples lie once in every 10 interactions.
This is something to worry about. Needless to say, we cannot create trust if we continue to lie with our closest and favourite people.
Thus, the question arises, what can you do to build an ever-lasting marriage and to promote trust between you and your partner?
- Know yourselves better
In order to be honest with your partner, the first thing to do is, to be honest with yourself. You should try to understand the world around you and analyze what you think and feel about others.
It is important to protect yourself from the bad influences and to make sure that the harmful personalities around you do not reflect themselves on your behavior.
When you are true to yourself, chances are high that you would be able to stay honest with the people around you.
- Respect your beloved
A man should respect his woman, and the woman should respect her man. It is a necessity if you want to be in a successful marriage.
Respecting your partner not only makes them feel confident and satisfied, but it also reflects a united front to the outside world.
Naturally, when both man and woman respect each other, there is more peace and harmony in a home. Some practical examples which demonstrate respect include controlling your tongue from speaking ill and keeping a friendly tone while speaking.
- Maintain an open communication
No matter what, never stop communicating with your partner. Furthermore, make sure that you are not only talking with each other but also communicating honestly and respectfully.
Don’t surprise your spouse by taking crucial decisions of your life alone, or don’t do anything which might impact your lives greatly without your partner’s consent.
Marriage is a sacred institute wherein both man and woman should contribute equally to make it successful. Thus, do not forget checking with your partner regularly.
- Choose your battles wisely
Do not let minor problems ruin your relationship. Ignore the weaknesses of each other and love them no matter what.
You should only invest your time and energy in resolving big issues that might be detrimental to your marriage and should be taken care of at earliest for the health of your marriage.
- Keep your anger under control
Let not your anger control you. Avoid hurting your spouse by speaking harsh words or insulting them. Ask God to bless you with self-control such that you can redirect your anger in productive ways.
When you are arguing up with your spouse and the conversation gets heated up, it is always better to take a break and stroll around before resuming again and discussing the things.