Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but it takes a lot of work. Most rewarding things in life do. Like any other type of relationship, marriage requires patience, compassion, and compromise. But these are all just words that can apply in a myriad of ways -- so what exactly does a healthy and sustainable marriage require?
This is a question most engaged couples have. And if they haven't wondered this, perhaps they should. Unless they're somehow all-knowing beings, in which case -- congrats.
The best people to ask this question is married people themselves. And that's exactly what reddit user gaygril98 did when she asked married people to give advice to engaged couples. Here are some of our favorite responses.
The point of arguing is not to win, it is to understand where they’re coming from and why this issue matters to them.
Anger is neither a reason nor an excuse for bad behavior. You will get angry, you will fight, but you should never insult, indulge in name-calling, throw things, or hit them. If you cannot or choose not to control what comes out of your mouth when you are angry work on that first, get married second.