Relationships

Married at First Sight NZ's Brett and Angel Renall share their secrets to a happy marriage

They forged a special bond under the intense pressure of MAFS and continue to go from strength to strength. Rightly so, they have a few ideas about how to maintain a successful relationship.

Brett Renall Angel Renall MAFS

They were the only success story from the first season of *Married at First Sight NZ*, and their instant attraction was a sight to behold. So how do this loved-up pair keep their relationship healthy and happy? Here are their top 10 tips.

1. We say "I love you" regularly, at least once a day.

2. We always have a holiday booked – it's something we can look forward to and it gives us quality time together.

3. We have a mutual understanding that no one is a mindreader. We don't have expectations for things if we've never asked one another to do it.

4. No matter what it's about, we never hold on to any arguments – honestly, we have had them, but we just can't remember them! Ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter? Probably not.

5. We always try to tell each other how much we appreciate what we do for one another – we don't just think it. It's as simple as saying thanks for making dinner or saying how proud we are of one another.

6. We never compare our relationship to others.

7. Time apart (only every now and then) is just as important as time together. It gives you the opportunity to miss each other and puts your love for each other into perspective.

8. The best present we can ever give each other is each other's presence.

9. Every now and then, we surprise each other. It doesn't have to be overly extravagant – it could be as simple as one of us getting the other their favourite treat at the supermarket.

10. We are always open and honest. If one of us is having a bad day, we just tell each other. A problem shared really is a problem halved.

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