Secrets of a good marriage: Fun

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We've advised you to make time for yourself and to go out and do things with friends, but that shouldn't mean you don't have fun with your partner as well. When you're living with someone, you see them at home, watch the telly with them and talk about the kids and the bills and all the practicalities of life and you go out and get your fun and interesting conversation elsewhere. Things don't need to be like that.

It can be hard to make quality time together because we all have busy lives but you don't need to go out to have a laugh. Stay in and chat rather than watching the TV. Play stupid games with each other - do things you used to do when you were dating. You should soon see the benefits.

Mo Kurimbokus, Relate counsellor says: 'Laugh together and spend quality time with each other. Share your funny stories and moments. A good laugh can dispel all the cobwebs and strengthen that bond you have. Learn to relax in each other's company and don't rely on your partner for ideas of where to go and what to do.

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my husband have been together for 19 years, married for 13years. we were told on our wedding day - never goto to bed on a argument, and say to each other "i love you" we have done this ever day since.


The intro to this article is crap. You want to know why couples stayed together til the end way back when? Because a majority of the men worked while the women stayed home tending house and the kids. They relied on one another and there was also the "shame" factor in divorce back then. Things are WAY different and most everyone can survive playing both roles as the worker and the homemaker. There is no "shame" in these days for just about anything. We are a lazy generation and want things perfect and our way without the effort, that is what else is different from generations ago.

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