Getting married is easily one of the biggest moments of one’s life. Deciding to spend the rest of your days with another person is a huge step—one that changes the game for good. But, as relationships go, marriage is no different—it’s tons of work to make it last. Recently, Twitter user Ryan Stephens shared some of his biggest “hacks” that he and his wife discovered in order to keep their marriage healthy and thriving.
Stephens said that he and his wife have been focusing more on being teammates rather than soulmates, and it’s been a more positive dynamic.
He also shared some rules he’s learned. First, he said that you should never talk trash about your spouse to your friends—ever.
Second, he said that communication is so important that it’s better to over communicate.
Third, keep things spicy by trying new things together.
Fourth, it’s important to build each other up. Celebrating victories and sharing your pride in the other is important.
Fifth, a little appreciation and gratitude goes a long way.
Lastly, trust each other and show each other respect.
Stephens ended his thread with the idea that every day you make a choice to be with your partner. It’s not always about love, but sometimes about working at it.