6. Tactile Communication: Touching each other multiple times per day is the norm. In successful marriage touching says, “I love you so much I simply must touch you.” Suprisingly, touch does not HAVE to include sex.
7. Surprise: Love is characterized by the notions of variety and spice. Successful marriage is exciting, never boring, and full of unpredictable things. Don’t always do that which is predictable. Upend expectancies. Variety is the spice of life!
In summary, here is what we have discovered anew on this trip to Antarctica.
Successful marriage, love, and relationships all require simple acts. Simple gestures. Simple conversations. Success in love and marriage depends upon an accumulation of the doing the simple things to form the foundation for building a love that lasts.
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It seems that successfully married couples around the world share much in common. After 30+ years of wandering the Earth in search of great marriages we are more convinced of the truth of this discovery than ever.
Whether it’s the top of the world, the bottom of the world, or all around the world, it is reassuring to know that great marriages are possible, even in the most isolated, harshest, coldest, windiest places on Earth!
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.
**Today, you can see how you stack up to the best marriages around the world. Take the Marriage Quiz to assess your chances of achieving a successful marriage of your own.
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By Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz
America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts