Much research has gone into the factors that make for happy and lasting relationships. And, it seems, it isn't the quantity or gravity of differences that make or break relationships, but the willingness to work at it and communicate. Instead, individuals in successful relationships often practice at least some openness to understand the need of the other. How is this achieved?
Learn how you and your husband can live as great a life together as possible by following the tips in the slideshow below.
For more tips and advice on improving your relationship, check out these FN articles:
- Just Between You and Him: 5 Ways to Build Trust in a Relationship
- Make It Last: 5 Elements of a Healthy Relationship
- Relationship Refreshers: 15 Ways to Keep the Love Alive
- True Love: 8 Secrets to a Happy Marriage
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Keep It Real" in April 2008; adapted for use in Female Network)