When we got married in 2002, we sent out announcements (that we married), not invitations.

47 Best Ways to Accelerate Happiness in Marriage by 1000x, Backed by Experience

Richie Norton
Nov 17, 2017 · 23 min read

LOOK, YO. I’M NO MARRIAGE EXPERT. I’M A LIFE JUNKIE. LIFE HAS BEATEN US TO HELL AND BACK.

NEWLYWEDS GET THE WORST ADVICE BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO SAY…UNLESS THEY DO.


THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER

MY BIG EPIPHANY

47 TIPS TO EXPERIMENT TO ACCELERATE HAPPINESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE

1. Lighten up, laugh it off, and live it up.

2. Don’t take yourself so seriously.

3. Let your spouse be imperfect.

4. Do what you did in the beginning.

5. Hold tight!

6. Tell your spouse first.

7. Disagreements happen. Just don’t let a simple disagreement turn into an all out war.

8. Have fun together.

9. Date.

10. Look up to each other.

11. Don’t let bumps in the road tear you apart, let them bring you together.

12. Be faithful.

13. Love is overrated, work to like each other too.

14. Shut up and listen.

15. TIME is an acronym I created for Today Is My Everything.

16. Loosen up (every day).

17. Honor your spouse (always).

18. Simplify.

19. Bow low.

20. Be tomorrow’s version today.

21. Get a daily equation.

22. Forget “work-life balance.”

23. Be humble and proud of it!

24. Put “party” on the schedule.

25. Don’t be a roommate.

26. Mix it up!

27. Forgive.

28. Slow down, relax and take vacations…lots of them.

29. Be here, not there.

30. Express deep gratitude.

31. Don’t be right.

32. Give each other courage.

33. Challenge yourself.

34. Celebrate with each other.

35. Forgive each other.

36. Experience life TOGETHER.

37. Praise each other (everyday).

38. Respect each other (always).

39. Get together and away from it all (often).

40. Have some freaking fun (fo realz).

41. Fill your phone with pictures of your spouse.

42. When the going gets tough, remember Tuckman’s stages of group development.

43. Read together.

44. Take three deep breaths.

45. Serve each other.

46. Admire each other.

47. Slow down.

BONUS 48 — A POEM


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