Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What makes a Happy Marriage

I don't pretend to know what makes a happy marriage.

However after 37 years,  I would say that it really does have a lot to do with
(a) picking the right person;  and

(b) a lot of hard work!

  I also think these 3 littles tips from Drs Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen
make a lot of sense.
  • Spend lots of time alone together. Make time to do things as a couple, not just as a family. It's crucial for rekindling love and affection.
  • When things get tense, tap your sense of humor. Conflicts are inevitable in any marriage, but if you remember to laugh about them, it helps you work through the tension and reconnect
  • Talk in bed. You might think that's the second-best thing you can do there. But just talking every night in that quiet, intimate setting allows you to bond even more deeply.

Good to be reminded. 

Happy Valentines Day.

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  1. Great tips sharyne. Happy Valentines Day.
    Carolyn xx

  2. Ohhh we had that!!!!
    Julienne xxx

    1. I'm not surprised at all about that Julienne. Great memories to hold on to. {{Thinking of you}} ;)Sharyne

  3. That's really lovely advice Sharyne.
    We're getting married in October. I pretty confident I've got step one right. Now I just need to keep the other tips in my bag of goodies.
    I'll let you know how it goes in 37 years time! Jx

    1. Wouldn't it be lovely to think that we will still be around in 37 years time Jane - still blogging away!! I'm absolutely positive you will have no trouble mastering Steps 2 & 3 my friend. Thanks for popping by. ;)Sharyne

  4. Hello Sharyne

    Beautiful words and rules to live by - thank you for the tips.

    well done to you too - 37 years is an inspiration - I look forward to drop you an email when we reach your number :) (a while to go yet :)

    Have a wonderful day,

    loulou, hereiamloulou blog 


    1. Thanks Lou lou - I'll put a reminder in my calendar! ;)Sharyne

  5. Hello Sharyne! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! :) This post was a lovely read, with very good advice on how to keep a marriage strong and growing. :) I very much agree on these things, especially the first one. Someday our children will be grown and on their own, and it will come back to my husband and I. You are so right, that it is good to remember these things! :)

    I have been thinking about you lately, wanting to stop by and say hello! I hope you are doing well. :)


    P.S. I love your blog banner, by the way! That heart inside the apple is so precious! :)


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