The first step toward a successful marriage is to fall in love. As a result, you’ll be able to get back into the game and stay on the road. Love alone will not be enough to win the game. You won’t be able to reach your goals only via love. More than just love is required for a long-term partnership. In marriage, our emotional stamina and general life abilities are put to the test. Many relationships, especially ones founded on love, are plagued by chronic conflict and typically end in divorce because many of these skills were never taught to most of us. Many interwoven emotional and life skills must be cultivated in order to have a good marriage. Consider your strengths and weaknesses as you move through the list. In order to improve, who should I focus on the most? Which one is the most difficult or near-impossible for me to finish? Is there anything you think I should have but don’t? How well you can express yourself emotionally at any given time. The ability to communicate effectively and succinctly. Emotional control is the ability to express your feelings without harming yourself or others. The ability to find and use resources when you need them to help you regulate your emotions. To be able to cope with your partner’s infrequent disconnect. The capacity to spend time alone, away from other people, away from technology, and away from any other forms of stimulus that may keep you awake at night. A desire to make health-promoting decisions and an understanding of one’s own biological demands. When you can’t do anything to help a loved one but still want to be there for them emotionally, you feel compassion.