June 13, 2009

MARRIAGE: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK

On August 1, 2007, I woke up at six o’clock in the morning. It was pretty early but I hurriedly went to the bathroom. I needed to take a bath. I didn’t know what to feel—I felt nervous and excited at the same time. “This is the start of the new chapter of my life”, I said to myself. Yes, it really was! It was the day that I will be committing myself to someone whom I will be spending the rest of my life with—IT WAS MY WEDDING DAY!

I’m sure for those who are already married, you also felt the same way during the day that you and you spouse exchanged your “I Do’s” The day when you both promised to love, care and understand your partner for the rest of your lives. The very moment you both started wearing your wedding bonds. The time you decided to share everything that you have to your partner including the happiness, sadness, dreams, problems etc.

It’s been over a year and ten months since that vow and now I tried to ask myself. Am I a good wife to my husband? Are we both doing what we supposed to do? Will we have a happy ending? In spite of all these questions, I am wishing for one thing—I want my marriage to work!

I know my husband and I love each other so much, but I believe we still need to exert more effort so we will get where we wanted to be; and to be able to do what we had promised in front of the altar—to be together forever.

With this regard, I read some articles on the internet and I also asked my married friends on how to make the marriage works. And here are some of the tips I gathered

1. Always say ‘I love you’
2. Communication is the key.
3. Always have a fun time together
4. Don’t sleep without solving the problem
5. Agree to disagree
6. Always ask God’s guidance
7. Make yourself attractive to your partner
8. Respect each other.

I’m sure there are still things that you can think other than the things I listed above. You can always do anything that would make your partner feel special. In everything that you do, always remember that reason why you are doing it is to make you and your partner happy.

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