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05 2011

Marriage Health Month – September

Syndicated from: Work Smart Live Smart Stress and Wellness Tips

 Marriage Health Month - September  A happy marriage requires more maintenance than your car!  I have been married for 20 years...and yes, to the same person.  I love the way that we fit together.  We have our own interests and our own very different careers.  We share in the chores and in being the 'bad' guy to our children.  I like hanging out with him.  I miss him when he is gone away.  He can make me laugh.Is it perfect?  No.  We argue.  We are loud.  We go to bed angry...but not very often.But, I think it is a healthy marriage and I couldn't imagine him not being a part of my life. Statistics show that about 90% of adults will get married at least once in their lives but many of them get disappointed because in the end, it is not the stuff that fairly tales are made of.  It isn't all "lovey dovey" or hot and passionate.Beverly's Hot Tips for creating a happy marriage:A happy marriage is created.  It doesn't just happen.  It is more than love and passion.  It is commitment, respect, and believing in your future together.  I was doing a web search of how to have a happy, healthy are some of my favourites...Marry someone that you enjoy listening and talking to. It's a sad that we are often more polite to strangers than we are to the people we love the most. Don't try to finish their sentences, don't try to solve their problems, and don't say, "I told you so!".Compliment more than you criticize.Remember that people do fight. It's how you do it that matters. Do you want to be right or do you want to be married?   Try fighting naked and see if that changes things :)Never air your dirty laundry as a couple in public.Marriage is not 50/50, it's two people giving all of themselves.Never pass up an opportunity to say "I love you".Hold hands.Love isn't always a feeling, it's a decision.Be each other's champion. No matter what, take your husband or wife's side first!Never compare your marriage to others. What you see on the outside is not always what it is on the inside.  The grass always seems greener until you get there.  A healthy marriage is part luck and a lot of work.  Luck that you meet the person that you can make happy and that can make you happy.  Work to keep it going so that you can continue to make that other person happy and they can continue to make you happy.If you would like to find more strategies to help you deal with health, wellness and stress - please visit the resource section at you have some strategies to share - comment on this posting! To bring Beverly to present her stress and wellness strategies to your team or to find more wellness days, weeks and months - visit .Providing the tips and strategies to help you gain more joy, success and meaning in your life.

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