Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you're there.

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Apologize more. Repair attempts are the secret weapon of emotionally intelligent couples.

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Happy marriages are based on deep friendship.

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Couples who laugh together last together.

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A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers.

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Marriage is not always easy. It’s a partnership that requires a lot of give and take, a lot of time, and a lot of dedication. Thanks to the beautiful Instagram page of the famous Gottman Institute, we present thirteen beautiful and inspirational #MarriageGoals that’ll have you smooching your main squeeze a little longer tonight–promise. ?

Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right.

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Think together even when you don’t think alike. Your differences are an opportunity to understand each other better over time.

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Be a good example.

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Happy couples honor and respect each other's dreams.

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The importance of the small, everyday moments.

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