1. Be a relationship cheerleader. Be the number one cheerleader for your spouse. Support your spouse in every way you can. Let your partner know just how important he or she is to you and to the rest of the world.
2. Learn to compromise. Compromise is a part of daily living in a marriage. No one can have it all his or her way. Discuss how the two of you make decisions. Establish a plan to work through important issues until you both can find a mutually agreeable solution.
3. Share the burdens. Carry the burdens of your marriage on four shoulders, not just two. Learn to sense when your spouse needs help, even when they do not ask for it. Helpfulness should become such a matter of habit that you will feel and act like a winning team.