By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.

Happy marriages all require simple, practical acts. Simple gestures. Simple conversations. Success in love and marriage depends upon an accumulation of having done the simple things to build the foundation for a lasting love.

The key ingredients that define a successful marriage are easy to understand, yet difficult for many couples to practice in their relationship. As love and marriage experts, our interviews with thousands of successfully married couples throughout the world revealed the 7 tips happily married couples use to keep their relationships strong. Here is the first of seven tips you can use to begin Building a Love that Lasts:

Tip #1 - Be the number one cheerleader for your spouse. Support your spouse in every way you can. Let your partner know just how important he is to you and to the rest of the world. Learn to sense when your spouse needs help, even when he does not ask for it. Helpfulness should become such a matter of habit that you will feel and act like a winning team.

Creating a successful marriage is not always the easiest thing to do. Your visiting our blog suggests you are highly interested in making your marriage work! And truthfully, we have learned over 30 years of marriage research that there are proven effective ways to ensure a happy and healthy marriage. In fact, we took hundreds of tips from the thousands of happy couples we interviewed and put them into our award-winning and bestselling book, Building a Love that Lasts.

Be sure to get all seven tips to strengthen your marriage.

Tip #1: Be the number one cheerleader for your spouse.

Tip #2: Leave anger outside the bedroom.

Tip #3: Make loving behavior a continuous habit.

Tip #4: Several times a day let your spouse know you are thinking about him or her.

Tip #5: Touching each other multiple times per day is the norm in successful marriages.

Tip #6: Happy marriages are exciting, full of unpredictable things, and never boring.

Tip #7: Commit to doing something nice for your spouse each day.

By Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz
America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts

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Author's Bio: 

As America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award-winning authors, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With over 30 years of research on love and successful marriage across seven continents of the world in 48 countries and their own 47-year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.

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