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A note from Alex: Welcome to the final post in the five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage.

The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work in your own marriage, and you’ll be on your way to having what we all want – a happy marriage.

1. Communicate
2. Meet each other’s needs
3. Learn to resolve conflicts
4. Grow with each other
5. Maintain a commitment to the marriage

Fifth Secret: Maintain a Commitment to the Marriage

This can be especially difficult today with all of the distractions of our daily lives, but it’s important that you put your marriage first. If you’re committed to making your marriage a success, and you know that your partner shares your commitment, there’s nothing the two of you can’t accomplish.

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“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” – Edward Koch

Graduating from high school or college is an exciting adventure. It’s the big reward to sticking it out when there were days when you thought you couldn’t possibly understand what was being thrown at you.

Graduation is taking the next big step in life and it’s similar to one giant door opening and of course, one closing. Your daily routine and life as you know it is going to change.

That can be scary for some. You may feel apprehensive or assume that now that you have accomplished this major feat that life will be a breeze. There will be challenges.

For the days when the challenges seem overwhelming, here’s some sage advice for the new graduate.

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Don’t let fear limit what you have to offer the world. It’s important to acknowledge fear when it is present, feel it and discover where it comes from, and then move on.

“It takes courage to change direction. Choose the path your heart agrees with and walk with your head high and your eyes open. Don’t be afraid.” – Message from God App

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

grow with each other

A note from Alex: Welcome to the fourth post in the five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage.

The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work in your own marriage, and you’ll be on your way to having what we all want – a happy marriage.

1. Communicate
2. Meet each other’s needs
3. Learn to resolve conflicts
4. Grow with each other
5. Maintain a commitment to the marriage

Fourth Secret: Grow with Each Other

It should come as no surprise to learn the person you married won’t be the same person you will still be married to five, 10, 20 years from now.

You will both change over time, particularly at key points in your lives such as starting a family, changing or restarting a career and facing some of life’s most challenging moments, such as the death of loved ones.

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