Cupid's Pulse Article: Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About Marriage to Matthew BroderickCupid's Pulse Article: Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About Marriage to Matthew Broderick

By April Littleton

According to, the Sex and the City actress told Harper’s Bazaar she couldn’t be happier with her life with her husband. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him,” Parker said. The couple tied the knot May 1997 and have three children together – James Wilke, 10 and twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta, 4.

What are three important tips for making a marriage work?

Cupid’s Advice:

Every couple in a marriage works out their problems in different ways. Some individuals like to give each other space, while others find it best to thoroughly talk about the issues at hand. Not every strategy will work, but Cupid has three tips that are sure to be effective in any relationship:

1. Compromise: Meeting your partner in the middle will probably be the best way to solve any problems the two of you will have in the future. Everyone wants what they want and everyone wants to be right all the time, but when you’re in a marriage, getting everything you want and keeping your companion happy just won’t mix well. Find some common ground. You may want to see the latest thriller out in theaters, but your honey might want to check out the new action movie. Rather than have one of you upset over the final outcome, try to find something the both of you will be satisfied with.

2. Respect: The key to any happy relationship is mutual respect. Don’t take each other for granted and don’t expect your partner to do anything you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself. For example, your significant other doesn’t want to be the one always cooking and cleaning the dishes. Take turns with household chores and show each other as much appreciation as you can everyday.

3. The little things: You may not realize it, but your spouse notices every small detail about you. Have you stopped leaving those cute love notes on their pillow? Do you say thank you after your partner washes and folds your clothes back up for you? The little things make a huge difference in a marriage. You don’t have to go overboard, but a simple thank you every now and then will make your honey feel like he/she is on top of the world.

How do you make your marriage work? Comment below.