“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right partner, but through being the right partner” – B. Brickner //

Finding, and then becoming, the right partner in a relationship can be a complicated journey. There is no one method to meeting “the one”, and then finding marital bliss, however, there are some key personality traits and qualities that can help promote a successful marriage. Although it’s true that every relationship has its own unique set of dynamics, these top ten qualities have been found to help promote long-lasting marriages in general.

Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Marriage


  • Love, Affection, Intimacy, Compassion, Sexual Compatibility
  • Commitment, Faithfulness, Loyalty, Honesty, Trust


  • Communication, Empathy, Understanding
  • Support & Forgiveness
  • Common Vision & Goals


  • Patience
  • Appreciation & Respect
  • Willingness to Compromise
  • Humor & Friendship


  • Financial Compatibility and Stability

If your marriage is lacking in one or more of these areas, contact us today to see how counseling can help.  It’s easier and faster to change your life when you have a supportive venue to look at your problems objectively. Either alone or with your partner, counseling can help you figure out where you are off track and make an action plan to implement changes.

Feel free to contact us for a free consultation, to learn about us and see how we can help.

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