By Ashleigh Underwood

People everywhere are mourning the death of playboy founder, Hugh Hefner. In the wake of this celebrity news however, we try to celebrate the life lived rather than the one lost. In 2012 Hefner married his third wife, Crystal Harris, at the Playboy Mansion on New Years Eve. In a celebrity interview with UsMagazine.com, before his death, Hefner discussed why his recent marriage worked so well. He said, “I think the center of her life is us and you can’t ask for more than that.”

This celebrity news is very unfortunate, but it brings to light why Hefner’s marriage to Crystal Harris worked. What are some ways to know your marriage will work?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage can be tough and it takes hard work every single day. When you put a lot of effort into something, you want to know that it is worth it and it will all pay off. Here are a few ways to know that your marriage will work:

1. You’re on the same team: Marriage is a partnership that you both need to take part in. If you can look at your partner and know that no matter what, they will have your back and support you when you need it, then your marriage will work. As long as you have each other and can lean on them, you will last a very long time.

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2. You can communicate: There is nothing more vital in a relationship than communication. If you and your partner cannot tell each other how you feel, or work through an issue with words, than you will not make it. Learning how to communicate in an effective way will greatly increase your chances of making your marriage work.

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3. You’ve had hardship: When you get married, you are promising your life to someone. Through thick and then, you will be there and so will they. If you and your partner have already experienced a tough time together and they showed their support and stood by your side, then your marriage will last. As long as you know that they will not flee the moment life gets hard, your marriage will be okay.

How did you know your marriage would last? Comment below!