3 Keys To A Successful Marriage

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Depending on who you ask, planning a wedding is one of the most difficult phases of a couple’s relationship. Other people say that the first year of marriage is even more difficult, as you are having to act as a family unit for the first time.

It’s strange how a day meant to represent your love for one another can be so stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. You can use this period of time to strengthen your relationship and work better as a couple. Here are 3 keys to a successful marriage that will help ensure your success as a married couple.

3 Keys To A Successful Marriage

1. Keep the Lines of Communication Open

One of the most important keys to a successful marriage is good communication. Every relationship lives or dies on communication. If you can’t communicate with one another in a kind and open manner, it’s impossible to have a healthy relationship. You need to be able to share your concerns and difficulties, even if it’s a hard conversation to have. Otherwise, you’ll risk letting resentment and stress build up until you eventually take it out on your partner.

Many people have to learn how to communicate. We all have different minds and ways of thinking, which is one of the reasons why getting to know people is so interesting. But as you get closer, you’ll learn what methods of communication work best for you and your partner.

It’s often beneficial to hire a marriage counselor or even an engagement counselor before any major problems crop up. This way, you can learn how to communicate with each other in a more effective way.

2. Work Out Your Finances

One of the reasons that many people find a wedding so stressful is money. The price of everything is on the rise, and weddings are no exception. Some couples go into enormous amounts of debt for their wedding, which leads to a difficult start to their marriage. However, you could see this as an opportunity to work out your financial situation together. 

First, set a budget for your wedding and stick to it. Anything ‘extra’ can go into your honeymoon fund or your savings. You should also discuss financial plans for the first year or so of your marriage. Here are some of the questions you should discuss with your future spouse.

  • What are your respective incomes?
  • What are your career or financial goals? 
  • Does either of you have any outstanding debts?
  • Would you rather rent or buy your home?

If there are any potential financial problems, then it’s better to identify them as soon as possible so that you can find a solution.

A close-up of a couple's hands holding each other. One is wearing an engagement ring.
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3. Get the Wedding Day Right

While the marriage is more important than the wedding day, it’s still a good sign when everyone enjoys the wedding. Once you’ve set your budget, you can work out the details of your wedding day. Plan in advance and get in touch with any necessary vendors as soon as possible so you can book them for your wedding day. 

This means that you can rest assured that everything from the wedding cake to the photographs will be exactly how you wanted them to be. Then, you can focus on enjoying your honeymoon.

Related post: 9 Ways To Make Your Summer Wedding Extra Special

Are you getting married soon?

Marriage isn’t for everyone, but if you are planning to get married in the near future then make sure to consider these 3 keys to a successful marriage. Doing so will hopefully set you up for a low-stress wedding day and a happy future together as a couple.


  1. I’m still single. And these tips are something I must take note. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Sophie says:

      I hope you will one day have the chance to use these tips! 🙂

  2. I’ve been married for 3 years and I completely agree that open communication is very important.

    1. Sophie says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience – I agree that open communication is one of the most important things in any relationship.

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