5 Secrets to a Marriage That Stands the Test of Time

I am by no means an expert, and compared to many I’m still a rookie when it comes to this whole marriage thing, but in honor of my 5th wedding anniversary I thought I’d share some things that have helped my husband and I have a happier marriage.

In my opinion, it’s extremely important to avoid playing games with people. Being passive aggressive or expecting your partner to simply know you’re unhappy is not fair to him, and it’s not fair to you because it will just lead to more frustration.


Every relationship has its ups and downs. It’s normal. If you show me someone who says every day is like riding through rainbows on a unicorn, I’ll show you someone who’s either delusion or lying.


A small, simple action or word can go a long way in making someone feel appreciated.


In a mess of working, bills, cleaning, kids, and family and friend obligations it can be easy to lose track of what’s important: one another.


Like I said before, I am by no means a relationship expert. My husband and I have great days when I can’t imagine how I’d ever live without him and not so great days when I throw all of these tips out the window and can’t imagine standing another second in his presence!