Communication And Laughter Is The KeyCommunication and Laughter is the key to a healthy relationship.
My husband and I have been together for over 18 years and grow more in love with each other on a daily basis. We have an extremely strong connection and tend to know what each other is thinking before it gets said. We laugh a lot and try to enjoy life to its fullest without losing sight of our responsibilities.
However we were not always so great. There was a period of several years that our marriage was more average. Not bad... But not the bliss it is today. Instead of seeking outside help, I decided to make a change in who I was in the relationship. I was never a big touchy feely kind of person. I did not and do not need a lot of physical contact, however my husband did and does. I decided to shift my personality a tad and step out of my comfort zone and show more public affection. Lucky for me he took the bait and ran with it and we are seriously one of the happiest couples in the world! We went from having sex maybe 1-2 times per month to 5-6 times per week! We would have never gotten to where we are today had we not had communication.
Laughter and fun is so important as well. I am the type of person that likes to look at the brighter side of things and tend to laughter a lot. Laughter is contagious and it can turn the grumpiest person to smile. By realizing the world isn't such a bad place, and life is good, you are able to see all the good in ANY person. Spouse included, so when my husband does something that is not so pleasant or annoying, I try to laugh about it. No one in this world is perfect and by remembering that and remembering I make just as many mistakes if not more, I am able to grow to be the best I can be.
Of course there is other things, I could go on all day.... but I would rather go snuggle up with my husband right now.....