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Happy ever after

Couples who regularly celebrate the good times have higher levels of commitment, intimacy, trust and satisfaction.

In stable marriages, there are at least five times more positive interactions than negative ones. Positive interactions include touching, smiling, laughing, flattery. Negative interactions eye-rolling, anger, defensiveness, withdrawal.

Husbands and wives who hold their partners to a high standard have better marriages.

Pay attention to friends: increasing connections are good for your marriage

Don’t expect your spouse to make you happy. We aren’t dependent on marriage as our main source of happiness.

Just do it: sex won’t be the solution to all your problems but it will certainly help.

Reignite romance: embark on a regular date night, but include new and unusual experiences.