Love, respect, friendship … & willingness to put in effort

A strong, healthy marriage includes love, respect, friendship, acceptance, and … The last crucial ingredient is a willingness to put in the effort.


Partners need to accept each other lovingly in many ways. However, acceptance is only half the formula of what makes a loving, solid, life-long, vibrant, successful relationship. The other half – in equal measure – is incorporating a growth-oriented mindset and acting on the belief that throughout the marriage both must put in the effort to change and grow.

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