Making the choice to stay together through all of life’s challenges is one of the most important things you can do to achieve a healthy marriage. That said, this takes hard work, skills, trust and love to achieve this kind of staying power. Positive communication, particularly effective talking and listening, are also essential elements of successful relationship. Shared decision making, including the ability to resolve disagreements and handle conflict nonviolently, are other important components of a healthy marriage. Sexual and psychological fidelity, along with emotional support and companionship, are also necessary ingredients. Navigating your life experiences with the love, support and care of another person by your side is a supreme gift.
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