Improve Your Marriage: #1 – Add Laughter
This past Friday, I posted a message on our Facebook page asking the members of this club to share their advice and top suggestion for improving one’s marriage. I posed this question to this wonderful group of more than 37,000 women so I could share with you their best advice.
This series, 101 Ways to Improve Your Marriage, is to be shared with every married woman – whether happy or unhappy in their marriage. What better place to learn about how to improve your marriage than from a group of happily married women from all over the world?
Many of our members are certified marriage and relationship counselors, PhD-holding clinical psychologist, and some of the most well respected relationship writers out there. And more important than those who do this for a living are those who live it everyday. Those who love marriage and have learned how to make it work best.
Learn from us. Join the Club. And grow in your own marriage. Over the next few months, I’ll write often on this topic and choose Quick Tips members have submitted, as well as notes posted on our Facebook and Twitter communities with advice for their fellow wives. So here’s the first way to improve your marriage:
1. Add More Laughter to Your Marriage
Yesterday, Keith and I had lunch with friends who have been married for more than 57 years. When we sat down for brunch, Keith asked, “So what’s the secret to your marriage?” Our friend Carl responded, “Well, the first 55 years were a bit tough but after that it was all downhill. It gets much easier by year 56.” With that, he and his wife simultaneously burst out laughing.
Time and time again, when I speak to couples happily married after 20, 30, 40, 50-plus years together, this issue of laughter inevitably comes up in the conversation. An ability to make each other laugh and an even greater ability to not take yourself too seriously.
Life will rarely be picture perfect. Laughing at the flaws in your life is a part of what makes it worth living. And according to our members, as well as experienced in my own marriage, laughter is most certainly the best medicine. Find something to laugh about today. Something silly, something serious. It doesn’t matter, just use those laugh muscles as often as you’re able.
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!
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