10 Commandments for a Happy Marriage

To start your happily ever after, apply these golden rules and try to stick to them for as long as you both shall live.

Fourth Commandment: Thou Shalt Be Grateful

Photo Credit: D Park Photography

Make it a habit to thank each other and express gratitude as often as possible. Show your appreciation for all of the amazing things they do, no matter how big (acknowledging how hard they work) or small (taking out the trash, picking up some milk from the store). Tell him how glad you are that he proposed to you and how lucky you feel to be his wife. We all toil through our to-do lists, and if we don't hear some gratitude every once in a while, we may start to feel like we're being taken for granted, which can lead to resentment and petty fights ("It's always my job to empty the dishwasher!"). Prevent outbursts and sulky moods by making an effort to appreciate each other.

Next: Thou shalt keep confidences ►