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Rules For A Happy Marriage: 4 Secrets From An Expert

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I believe Tyrion's wedding to Sansa had zero violent murders. 

New rules for a happy marriage:

  • The main thing to learn from history is to stop looking at history.Love-based marriage is still pretty new. Stop comparing yourself to the “perfect” marriages from the past. They were totally different. And they weren’t perfect.
  • Define what marriage means for you and your partner. You have freedom. And that means choices. You don’t get to assume your partner will behave this way or that way.
  • Communicate and negotiate. You won’t get the rules for your marriage perfect the first time you discuss them. Things change and people change, but that’s okay if you keep talking.
  • Base your marriage on friendship and mutual respect. Crazy love rarely lasts. Friendship does.

Stephanie Coontz on marriage TED Talk:

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