10 Top Tips for a Happy & Successful Marriage!

Hello and Salaams!

This page is now being revised and edited for inclusion in my upcoming book, published by Beacon Books!

Do look out for a link to pre-order, coming soon.

Peace and Love,

Sidra Ansari

PS To help me to my journey of Enoughism, I will write 3 things I am grateful for on each post.  These are:

  1. My husband- nobody’s perfect that’s true, but I love his imperfect ways perfectly 😉
  2. My writing…I’m finding it very therapeutic at the moment, especially since I had to remind my husband the date of our anniversary last week (!), in his defence he did end up treating us all (once he knew the occasion!). As a side note, a beloved male teacher once said to us  ‘Men don’t remember dates’.  He said it in such a dead-pan way that it made us laugh at the time.  Of course they don’t- we all know that!  Another lesson- to lower your expectations and you won’t be disappointed!
  3. Mr Cuddles as a little smiling and cuddly companion.  I love the way his moods can change in the blinking of an eye. From bawling his eyes out to grinning from ear to ear in a matter of seconds. It’s so simple to look after them at this age and I am thankful for this respite, before things get messy! (gulp!).

PSS I’d like to publicly thank my teachers and My Very Good Friends Nabila and Shazia for their unique insights during the writing of this post. I would also like to thank all the other lovely people who responded to my open query- your honesty and wisdom was very much appreciated. God bless you!

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14 comments

  1. Beautifully written, very informative and inspiring article Sidra.
    Many will benefit, in this era of increasing broken marriages and relationships, much needed advice and tips for many people, no doubt.
    Some great ideas for creating a loving, caring, and hopefully long lasting relationships full of mutual respect and trust between spouses and their families. Thanks for the great advice and links for further reading too.
    May God always bless you and your family. Ameen x

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  2. Sidra, what a beautifully written article. You really have captured and presented real fundamentals of maintaining and creating a blissful marriage. As somebody who has benefited first hand from your marriage advice on numerous occasions, it’s lovely to read your tips in such a concise format.
    One of the recent tips you shared with me was to ‘fake it till you make it’ so even when you have reason to be annoyed just ‘pretend’ you’re not, you got this….and deal with it later. Much like the advice above about discussing issues at half time not mid-play! Love that analogy too 🙂
    I really believe in working on yourself internally too, as sometimes your individual issues need to be dealt with in order to

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    • Aww ameen! Yes actually thanks for the reminder; I really must update the article to include that…Fake it Til You Make It has such profound consequences that it deserves a whole post!

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    • And yes, that’s such an important point to look deep within yourself. To try to always work on yourself, your manners, your character so that you can always try to give a better version of yourself as each day, week, month and year passes!

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    • Awww salaams sister Naielah, it is so lovely to hear from you. You don’t know me but I’m an avid listener to your podcasts and audio lessons so far and feel I have benefited greatly from your clear messages and fabulous reminders. AlhamduLillah! May Allah always put barakah and goodness in your endeavours also. InshaAllah Ameen.

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