Cupid's Pulse Article: Keith Urban Says Marriage and Family Takes Work Every DayCupid's Pulse Article: Keith Urban Says Marriage and Family Takes Work Every Day

By Kristyn Schwiep

Keith Urban and wife, Nicole Kidman, have been together for seven years.  Urban says marriage and family takes work every day.  “Somewhere in the last couple of years, I’ve really grasped the concept of the brevity of time,” he told People. “It’s very, very fleeting. No matter how many years are ahead of us, it will all be gone very quickly. I don’t want to miss any of it.” Urban said that a marriage is like a garden, “it’s not fixed and then you moved on; it’s maintained on a daily basis.”

What are some ways to work on your marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Communicate: You and your partner need to take the time to communicate with each other. Try making a list for each other of what you think is wrong with your marriage and ideas for your two to improve on your relationship.  Talking about your feelings can be difficult, but talking through your problems needs to be done so you are aware of what is going on.

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2. Make sure you listen: Even though communicating may seem like the hardest part of fixing a troubled marriage, listening to what each other has to say can be even tougher.  Make sure that you listen to what each other are saying.  If you don’t listen, you won’t get anything accomplished.

Related: Keith Urban Says Wife, Nicole Kidman, Saved His Life

3. Be grateful: Keep your relationship strong, by not being selfish.  If your partner does something wrong, try not to nag or nitpick at them.   Find a rhythm that works best for both of you for different aspects of your relationship. Being selfish and ungrateful can cause stress and turmoil in any relationship.

What are some ways you have worked on your marriage? Share your thoughts below.