Broken homes and divorces are now the order of the day. Finding the right partner and getting married might seem difficult but staying married to your partner is even more challenging. So many broken marriages will be spared if couples could practice these five things together.Here are the essential ingredients that contribute to the resilience and longevity of a marriage.


In a marriage, partners must make a collective  effort to comprehend each other's perspectives, emotions, and needs. By seeking to understand one another, couples can build a deep connection based on mutual respect and empathy. This understanding becomes a pillar of support during challenging times, allowing couples to brave storms together in unity.


Patience they say is a virtue and for a marriage to last, it is essential to exercise patience, allowing both partners the time and space to grow and evolve. Patience enables couples to navigate challenges without succumbing to impulsive reactions. It fosters an environment where open communication and understanding can thrive, laying the foundation for a resilient union.


Marriage is a partnership, and like any partnership, compromise is key. Each partner brings their own set of values, preferences, and priorities into the marriage. Finding common ground often involves compromise, where both individuals make adjustments to accommodate each other's needs. A marriage can only last long if couples are able to find solutions that honor them both, fostering a sense of teamwork and collaboration.


Forgiveness is a powerful force that keeps marriage going. No one is perfect, and mistakes will occur. But your ability to let go of the grudges abd force ahead is all that matters. Holding onto grudges can poison the well of a relationship, leading to resentment and distance. A long-lasting marriage requires the ability to forgive, to let go of past grievances, and to move forward together. Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness but rather a testament to the strength and resilience of the marital bond.

Submission/ Leadership.

Two captains cannot run a ship. Sometimes take a step back and let your partner lead. Trust his leadership and endeavor to guide and support him as the head of the family. Also it should be noted that being the head doesn't mean you are a tyrant. A husband should know exactly how to play his role and that goes same for the wife, that way there wont be two leaders in same house, thereby avoiding unnecessary conflicts in marriage.

A long-lasting marriage is a journey that requires intentional effort, understanding, and a commitment to growth. If couples can practice these, the trend of long-lasting marriages will last a life time.

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