When we get married, our lives change forever. And while we have jobs, a household to run and maybe even children to raise, the relationship still requires all the commitment, attention and love we can give it. The time you spend alone is limited. How can busy spouses build a sound, lasting marriage? It takes a lot of work. A good spouse is up for the challenge, a bad spouse won’t be. A good partner is committed to the marriage, through the good and the bad. A good partner is also committed to relationship success. The great thing is that we can do much to increase our chances of having terrific marriages – marriages that are fulfilling and exciting, rich with meaning, joy and love – is by fully investing in our marriages. Here are eight ways to know you’re a good spouse. Few things can bring more joy to your spouse’s life than a partner who is good to them.