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.


Tenth Commandment: Thou Shalt Live a Healthy Lifestyle

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If you and your husband spend your first newlywed months in a sedentary haze, watching reality shows and eating junk food constantly, you're both going to hurt your health and self-esteem. Ten, fifteen, twenty extra pounds won't feel good on you, and if you don't feel attractive, the sparks can go out of your relationship. A healthy lifestyle gives you energy, boosts your spirits, and staves off depression, which can affect your sex life and make you crankier with one another. Work out on your own (and together), use those bridal shower kitchen appliances you received to make healthier meals, de-stress with yoga or massages and give each other the gift of a happier, healthier you. When you love yourself with great care, you can love each other more...and more often.


Sharon Naylor is the best-selling author of over 35 wedding books, including Bridesmaid on a Budget. Visit sharonnaylor.net for more great tips and advice.