Couples who had been married for only a few hours, along with couples who had been married for a few days, months, all the way up to 65 years were asked what advice they wished they had gotten while they were newlyweds. It is really interesting to see how the answers changed the further down the road couples were married. There were some really great answers that couples had that can definitely be given to newly, who will appreciate the advice as they carry on in their marriage. Here are some of the best pieces of advice:
1. Disagree with the action, not the person. It’s hard when you feel as though someone is attacking your character, as opposed to disagreeing with an action that you can attempt to change.
2. Be prepared to compromise, and leave selfishness at the door. You’re a partnership now, and there will be things you don’t want to do, but it’s important to communicate and compromise with your partner.
3. Enjoy life before children, if that is a possibility in your marriage. Travel, sleep in late, and spend a little money.
4. Respect one another’s individuality. You are not giving up your independence or individuality as a person, nor is your partner. You’ve just decided to create a united front. Respect your partners specific needs and what activities make them happy.