Happy Couples Secrets To A Good Marriage

by Jenn

I’ve heard over and over again that there are happy couples secrets to a good marriage.  I’ve been married for ten years, and I am happily married most of the time.  I don’t know that there is one universal secret ticket that makes your relationship forever perfect. Because we are all so different, it’s hard to think there is one magical secret.  I can only speak about my marriage, and I don’t think there is one secret that keeps us happy because we do a lot of different things to keep our marriage happy and healthy.

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A few of my girlfriends come to me for relationship advice, and I do my best to run for cover because they want me to tell them the secret of a good marriage.  Something people who have been together for a long time and are still happily married seem to have in common is that they still work on their marriage. If there is a secret, I think it starts with a commitment to one another.  Marriage isn’t easy; both people must be committed to each other and their relationship.  Based on mu experiences happy couples are not always happy, they have problems, and they get angry with one another too.

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Here are few happy couples secrets for a good marriage.

1.) Be thankful – Seriously, if you cannot look at your partner and truly be thankful for that person you might think about what you are doing.  Just remember if you tell your partner you appreciate them it needs to be followed up by actions, or they are just words.

2.) Time away can be good – Let one another spend time with their friend while you stay behind.   Spending time without one another is good for a relationship because it gives you a chance to miss those little things about one another.

3.) The little things matter  – NEVER stop doing the little things.  The little things are the most important.  They are the things we remember and if ever without them the things we miss most.

4.) Mind games are for kids, SAY IT – If you haven’t started the mind reading games yet, don’t!  If you have something to say, do yourself and your partner a favor and JUST SAY IT.

5.) Have fun together – Make sure you have a good time.  It can be something as small as a water fight in the backyard, wrestling, or flirting. Think back to the things you did when you first got together and had fun.

6.) Dang babe you look hot – Yes, guys and girls like to know you still think they are smoking hot! It’s important to notice when your partner does something different that you like and tell them.  It’s a great way to keep them feeling confident not only in your relationship but themselves too.

7.) Be considerate – Whether you are going out to eat or staying in and watching a movie remember to be considerate.  Don’t always make he watch a chick flick with you.  Be considerate of one another’s likes and dislikes and be willing to be part of what your partner enjoys and they should do the same for you.

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8.) Being alone is addicting –
Whether you put the kids to bed a little early or head out for a romantic dinner and a movie it’s important to spend time together.

9.) Have parties – Invite over family and friends for a nice summertime BBQ, to watch the Superbowl or just to hang out and eat dinner.  It’s okay that you want to have friends over.  One of the biggest mistakes you can make is being together every moment of every day.  Take a break, relax, and have some fun hosting a party of some sort. Plus, it’s goo dot get to know one another’s friends.

10.) Be honest – Just don’t do it, it’s not worth it.  One lie will do more damage than many realize.  Yes, the little white lie counts, it’s a lie.  If you care, you’ll be better off being honest.

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11.) Forgive –
In every relationship, there will be arguments and mistakes made before you forgive someone for their mistakes make sure you can do just that.  Forgiveness is hard but holding your partner responsible for something you said you forgave them for isn’t easy for them, and it probably won’t last too long, and they’ll get sick of it.  Yes, it means forgiving them even if they ate all the Dill Pickle flavored Emerald Cashews and didn’t tell you.

12.) Surprise: To this day, I can’t think of anything sweeter than the man in your life surprising you.  It doesn’t even have to be anything big.  Just the fact that they do it, make sure to notice the little things.

13.) I love you before bye – Don’t allow yourself to start even getting into the habit of leaving without saying I love you and sneaking in a little kiss.

14.) Laugh together – Whether it’s a joke or something silly one of you did laugh together.  Being able to joke and laugh together is beneficial for your relationship.

15.) Goals – Sure it’s important to have your goals in life, but you should have goals together as well. Whether it’s buying a home and have children or traveling to England, it should be something you both want to do together.

16.) New is good. Whether it’s going to a city you’ve never been to, hiking down a path you’ve never been down, or grabbing some Dill Pickle Cashews at the grocery store, even the smallest new things can keep your relationship from feeling old and worn out.

17.) Be willing to drop everything. If you have a guy or gal who is willing to drop everything for you, you’d better do the same if you plan on trying to keep this person, or it will likely be short-lived.  

18.) Look for unicorns & glitter, sike! There are no unicorns, silly  – Couples who are happy and healthy know their partner will not always be happy and have learned the best way to handle the situation.  

19.) Cherish the little things that drive you crazy. Don’t forget to notice the little things, in the end, they seriously are the big things that matter the most.

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20.) Don’t be afraid to make the move. Reconnecting with one another can be hard, but it’s only that first move that is difficult because you don’t know how they will react.  If you think you are disconnecting with your partner, put a stop to it sooner rather than later.  That first move might be difficult, but anything worth something to us, we have had to work for, relationships included.

21.) Listen with an open mind and care. Happy and healthy couples appreciate the fact that their partner is different, has different feelings, and is impacted differently and


22.) They are committed to one another – To make through everything together both people have to be committed to making their fully relationship work and they have to learn the best ways to handle different situation when they come up.

23.) Support each other. Supporting one another is so important through the ups and downs in life.

24.) Movie night, just the two of you – There isn’t a whole lot more relaxing than putting the kids to bed and meeting one another for a movie night just the two of you.

Happy Couples Secrets To A Good Marriage

See, you can grab , which are a great on-the-go snack with BOLD flavor!  I won’t eat if I don’t have something easy to eat when I am out and about.  Needless to say, it’s a bad habit, and I keep a few 100 calorie packs of Emerald Cashews in my purse now.

Happy Couples Secrets To A Good Marriage

They are so yummy and come in several BOLD flavors.  Check it out:

  • Dill Pickle Cashews – A super delicious crisp and tangy seasoning with just the right touch of garlic seasoning.
  • Sriracha Cashews have an excellent spicy red chili and garlic seasoning with a hint of vinegar.
  • Jalapeno Cashews – have a zesty seasoning with the spicy bite of a jalapeno pepper.
  • Salt & Pepper Cashews have the classic combo of salt and freshly ground pepper.  A super yummy snack!
Happy Couples Secrets To A Good Marriage

Emerald not only has the best cashews ever, they understand that snack time should be a little fun too.  So they even stepped things up a bit.  They took an already amazing cashew and made it even better. How does this happen?  I honestly don’t know which bold flavor of Emerald Cashews I like best; it’s a toss-up between all four that I have tried.  I guess it’s safe to say they are all my favorites and have been extra appreciated right now because I’m on my diet.  

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But don’t think they lack bold flavor.  The nutologists at Emerald work hard to bring us the yummiest combinations of taste.  Yup, don’t. Believe me, give them a try.  Your taste buds will love you for it.  Plus, an Emerald Nut is a nuttier nut than many others because they are all about big color, bold shapes, and, of course, being the nuttiest of the nutty snack experience, as you’ll find out there.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Emerald.

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1 comment

Sara Theissen March 31, 2016 - 9:58 am

All great advice! I really need to remind my husband how hot he is more often!


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