How Is Your Marriage Etiquette?

How is your marriage etiquette?

Just as there are work and social conduct/ etiquette guidelines that have evolved for keeping us civil, respectful and working together, there are certain and mostly unwritten etiquette needs to help keep a marriage going strong and being respectful. Many marriages have certain customary practices that form part of this and can be supportive but can also get lost along the way in our busy lives.

We recently read an article on this written by Tiya Cunningham-Sumter and have summarised her list of what is the very least a partnership should have and then some etiquette tips. Do a little exercise and rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 on how you would rate your marriage in these areas:

  • Love

  • Respect

  • Courtesy

  • Honesty

  • Friendship

  • Sincerity

  • Sacrifice

  • Commitment

  • Trust

  • Giving

  • Support

  • Encouragement

  • Communication

Marriage Etiquette 101

Scoring high in each of this categories is vital if you’re looking at a healthy marriage. Each partnership might be unique and what might work in one doesn’t have to work in another. However, when it comes to etiquette, here’s a few list that works for a majority of couples:

  • A married person should not stay out all night.

  • All outside friends should be friends of the marriage.

  • A married person should never hide the fact they are married.

  • A married person should communicate with their partner when they’re upset.

  • A married person should nip any inappropriate relationships in the bud.

  • A married person must make their spouse a priority.

  • A married person should never flirt with someone other than their spouse (harmless or not).

Following this set of unspoken agreements might not be easy to follow, but if your end goal is a healthy relationship, we must at least be willing to respect and obey this. Creating a relationship we love, takes a little sacrifice of commitment and honoring our partners.

Visit the full article at blackAndmarriedwithkids.com and start evaluating how is your marriage etiquette.