Most couples who tie the knot feel like their marriage is going to be happy and that they’ll be together for the long-haul. But divorce stats show that plenty of them don’t make it. So what makes for a happy marriage?
These are some predictors your relationship is blissful and is on the right track to stay that way for years to come.
You trust each other
This may be the most important aspect of a relationship, especially for married couples. If you trust your partner and they’re dependable, that’s a good sign things are rock solid.
You lift each other up
Do you support and respect each other? These elements are crucial for a healthy relationship.
You share the same financial views and values
Money issues are one of the biggest problems couples face and having similar ideas about spending and saving can help avoid that.
You show gratitude
A recent study finds that gratitude plays a big part in the happiness of a married couple. The research suggests that when one partner shows the other they value them, it can lead to a longer-lasting marriage.
You spend quality time together
It’s not about elaborate date nights or fancy vacations, just spending quality time with your partner leads to happiness in your relationship and a stronger connection.
You accept each other
If you’re still all in after the honeymoon phase when the imperfections start to show, it’s a sign you have a happy marriage.
You’re able to compromise
You might not always agree with your partner, but being able to put your pride aside and come to an agreement may make your relationship last longer.