Marriage is a choice. Beautiful advice from Lauren Grove of @eld_lauren Read more tips for a happy marriage here: http://bridalmusings.com/2015/02/my-number-one-piece-of-marriage-advice/ happy marriage advice #marriage
So many people think if it’s love, then everything should flow smoothly – no hiccups. But even the best of relationships require putting in effort – making love a daily conscious habit. John Gottman wrote about the 5 to 1 ratio of nice to nasty. Meaning? For every 1 challenging time (conflict) you need to have 5 loving gestures. You need to put in the effort of what he calls “repair.” Both people have to keep putting something into the relationship – for it to stay thriving.