Randy Van Dusen
26 June 2010
Characteristics of a Healthy Marriage
A marriage can be described as a common characteristic used to make a couple live a happy marriage. Communication is a key role in a marriage. It creates a strong trustworthy bond between them. Respect is determined by decisions made by a spouse. It helps make a safe relationship. Trust helps a couple be smart with their thoughts and feelings throughout a marriage. Healthy marriages consist of three characteristics: communication, respect, and trust.
The first and most important characteristic of marriage is communication. In order to have a healthy marriage, the couple has to be able communicate with each other. It creates a strong trustworthy bond between them. As a child, I remember a time when my Dad was on travel for work. He would always call my Mom and talk with her about what he had done that day. I would pick up the phone and listen to what the two had to say. My Mom caught me a couple of times because I was breathing too hard. The one thing I remember hearing was “I love you”. That was the best experience of my life. On some occasions, my Mom would be too busy at work and could not be home to answer the phone. He would leave messages on the answering machine. One day, I saw my Mom’s eyes light up when he walked through the door. They would surprise me sometimes by not telling me that he is on his way home. Their ability to communicate with each other is amazing. They keep in touch with each other which strengthens their bond even though they are not physically together. A marriage cannot always be perfect, as being separated by work can create a void between the two, but communication has helped to keep my Mom and Dad’s marriage healthy, happy and strong.
The respect that a spouse gives to each other influences how children act on a daily base. When the parent loves and care for each other, the children then learns how to mature in life....
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