5 Marriage Rules You Should Always Break

Common wisdom isn't always best—especially when it comes to having a happy marriage. Improve your marriage by doing these tips:

By Andrea Atkins
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I whole heartedly believe in Rule #2. When my wife and I got married, our minister gave us a little talk. One of the things he said was never go to bed mad at each other for if you do and one of you should happen to die in your sleep, then you will never be able to apologize to your mate and that will haunt you the rest of your life. We celebrated 20 years together and 2 weeks after that we had a big argument. We were very angry all day but that night we apologized to each other and then went to sleep. My wife passed away that night in her sleep. I am so thankful that we had made up before we went to sleep.

mmhietala@hotmail.com on 2014-03-27 11:45:04

I agree with BigStar on this one. Too big of an ego on either side can lead to big problems! My hubby and I have kept ours in check for 45 years! Happily I might add.

Jdionne on 2013-08-19 13:53:06

One rule of life is sufficient: Give up your EGO!!!!!!!

BigStar on 2013-07-26 11:26:18

The advice given here has helped our marriage endure almost 36 years. I think each partner having their own identity and friends is important. Staying up to argue has always resulted in things being said that can't be taken back. You don't have to tell your partner everything. I found that my husband really didn't want to know everything that goes on. I found that I don't like having to be the one who makes the major decisions as long as my opinion is respected and appreciated.

jjames@woodlandcenters.org on 2013-07-25 11:37:42

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