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'A recipe for marital success.' Couple shares their six rules for a happy marriage.

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Anyone who’s been married or in a committed relationship knows that they take work, trust, honesty and mutual respect; which are all great concepts in theory, but how do they really work in practice?

Ryan Stephens, a Twitter user who describes himself as a husband, father, and “voracious reader”, has shared and summarised in tweets, an article written by his wife, Alaina, called Six Rules to be a Good Teammate in Your Marriage, where she writes about the six tips the couple swears by for a happy marriage. But most helpfully, the article, and the twitter thread, details how Ryan and Alaina actually do it.

Posting on Twitter yesterday, Ryan said, “My wife and I have found that focusing more on being teammates and less on being soulmates is a solid recipe for marital success. Here’s a quick thread on the 6 rules we try to follow to be a good teammate to each other in our marriage.”

As an introduction, in the article, Alaina writes, “Soulmate is a silly term.”

“Not always a popular opinion, but one that I feel makes relationships, love, and marriage a bit more realistic and therefore, more likely to last. Life is not a Nicholas Sparks novel. Couples do not ride off into the sunset.”

Oomph, brutal – but also true.

Here’s Ryan’s Twitter breakdown of the six steps: so get ready to live your best married lives.

1.”No one should ever hear anything bad about your spouse from you.”

“It’s one thing to joke with friends about something trivial and quite another to demean your spouse’s character. Know the difference and always discuss the latter with your spouse and no one else,” Ryan summarised.