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Ghanaian counsellor names 3 tested secrets to happy marriage

By Louisa Sowah
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A lot of work goes into living “happily ever after.”

Being married is not a piece of cake. No marriage is happy all the time. There are ups and downs whether you’ve been married for years or just tied the knot, Counsellor Theophilus Anum of the Lighthouse Chapel International, shares some tips to a happy marriage.

Follow his tips for a stronger, healthier, and yes…more blissful bond.

  1. Communication

Communication brings about openness. Talking with your spouse is one of the best ways to keep a successful marriage. You certainly discuss kid’s schedules, grocery lists, and utility bills.

They don’t stop there. Counsellor Theophilus advises couples to communicate about their hopes, dreams, fears, and anxieties.

“You must be kind and respectful when you communicate. Part of communication is being a good listener and taking time to understand what your partner wants from you,” he advises.

Also, he tells couples to keep their lines of communication open by talking often.               

  1. Trust

Trust is the basic tool of every happy marriage.

“Spouses in long-term marriages have learned to build trust by owning up responsibility for what they do, fighting without anger, and making up quickly,” according to Counsellor Theophilus.

Becoming angry, suspicious, and watchful of each other may lead to a breach of trust, which makes divorce more likely.

  1. Transparency

Transparency in marriages means the state of being open, truthful, and frank with your spouse. Marriage is extremely difficult when the wife and the husband are not transparent to each other, and this brings about lots of crises and conflict in the family.

If a home must be joyful, peaceful, and blissful then couples must open to each other.