Ten Marriage Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

Posted on January 15th, 2014

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Original article at the Huffington Post - Marriage Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

  1. Successful couples enjoy each other.

  2. Successful couples fight skillfully.

  3. Successful couples seek and offer forgiveness. Four stages for arrival at complete forgiveness:

    • Forgo: Take a break from thinking about the person or event for a while.
    • Forebear: Abstain from punishing, neither thinking about it nor acting on (the offense) in small or large ways. Give a bit of grace to the situation.
    • Forget: Refuse to dwell; let go and loosen one’s hold, particularly on memory. To forget is an active — not passive — endeavor.
    • Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one’s resolve to retaliate.
  4. Successful couples are in it for the long haul.

  5. Successful couples are positive about each other.

  6. Successful couples learn and grow together.

  7. Successful couples never stop dating.

  8. Successful couples bring each other joy.

  9. Successful couples adhere to the 60/40 rule.

  10. Successful couples have shared values.

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