This week is National Marriage Week, a time dedicated to strengthening marriages across the United States. Whether you are married or not, this week is a great time to gather information about what makes a marriage work well and what couples can do to strengthen their union. Marriage is hard work. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or has never been married. The challenge for any married couple is whether or not they are willing to put in the work to make their marriage work – to make it last. Making your marriage stronger doesn’t have to feel like hard work, though, because every day things you do can be steps towards strengthening your relationship. We also have to remember that what you need to make your marriage better may be very different that what your friend needs to improve her marriage. We are all in different places and we all require different things from our partners, but here are seven small things we can all do to make our marriages better.