According to a recent research report, 123.6 million people in the United States are married. Sure, the number of singles in the nation is overtaking the number of married couples, but there's still plenty of husbands and wives out there roaming throughout the country.
Married couples spend a lot of their time working through their relationships, attending different activities and just living life together as a whole.
But are there things that married couples should be doing but they aren't?
For women, happiness is the most important indicator of a happy marriage, according to Deseret News National. Experts say that when a woman is happy in her marriage, she's more likely to go out of the way to do something nice for her husband and bring him positivity.
And having a happy marriage is important for both husbands and wives. "For both spouses, being in a better-rated marriage was linked to greater life satisfaction and happiness," said Deborah Carr, professor at Rutgers University, in a statement.
Making each other happy in a marriage is no easy feat. There are things married couples are doing every day to make each other happy. But there may also be things they should be doing but aren't. Here are 33 things you and your loved one should be doing, but probably aren't.
You should tell each other when you don't like something the other is doing. It may start an argument, but it will allow for more honesty.
You should admit when you're in a bad mood.
You should accept that they might not like your cooking. Everyone's tastebuds are different.
Don't bring up the past. Accepting someone for who they are, and who they were, can only help push the marriage forward.
You should admit when you're jealous. It may help clear up some issues.
You should be telling them every day that you love them.
You should talk through previous relationships and make sure you're on the same page.