"Compromise and Communicate To One Another" ~M&H Marriage Tips
Compromise and Communication
One of our greatest "M&H Marriage Tips" for a successful marriage of 33 years is to communicate and compromise with one another. Believe me, as my mother-in-law always quoted, bless her heart and may she rest in peace,
"It's not always going to be peaches and cream!"
As many times as I heard her say that before I got married, I didn't believe her, but boy did I learn how true it was. It took us many years to learn how to communicate and compromise with one another. I know our strength was God in our marriage.
Lack of communication can make or break any relationship. Effective communication takes two. It's a two-way process. The key to effective communication isn’t speaking, it’s listening. Eye contact and body language is important. Once you have communication down it leads to compromise.
Meaning to meet each other halfway, to come to an understanding, to make a deal, to make concessions, to find a happy medium, to strike a balance and best of all is to give and take a little. There were many times that I was not always in the mood to do things he likes and vice versa, but I learned to accept standards that are lower desires for me and in the end we find it's a happy medium. By succeeding in this, and both spouses agreeing on compromise, this is one of the keys to our successful marriage.
Stay tuned for more "M&H Marriage Tips" in future blogs! XOXO