All the great advice reminded me of a discussion I had once with a group of other married women about "marriage rules." I'm thinking of things like advice from a parent or older married couple, "Never go to bed angry," or "Always give your spouse the benefit of the doubt." Sometimes they can seem almost trite although they are actually quite helpful when put into practice. Kind of like a "mom-ism".
I would have to say the number one unofficial "marriage rule" at our house is "keep a sense of humor." Gently laughing at ourselves and the chaos that can be family life can be very connecting!
What marriage rule do you follow, or have you been given, for which you have been grateful?