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MARRIAGE TIPS

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Never say I told you so even if you did. Saying so only creates ill will between you and your spouse.

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Give five compliments for every criticism of your partner. You must be willing to find more that is positive in your partner than is negative.

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Focus on what there is to appreciate about your mate, then honestly and spontaneously express your specific appreciation to them.

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Learn about yourself first. Learning about yourself will better equip you to grow as an individual and a partner.

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For men, it is important to understand that women want to be listened to.

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Be prepared to split household chores or take them on completely if that is what works for your marriage.

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Pray for your partner and pray with your partner daily. When people pray together, they become one with their spouse.

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Research shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin. Hold hands, rub shoulders, hug and kiss often.

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Say yes more often. Research shows that responding positively to requests is directly related to happy and satisfying relationships.

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Help your spouse out when he needs it. If your wife has had a busy week, spend more time cooking or doing house work.

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During arguments, be willing to validate what your partner is expressing, even if you do not agree with it.

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Nothing is more important in a marriage than the relationship between husband and wife. Make the relationship your top priority.

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No two people agree on everything, and that is okay, but it is important to be okay with each the differences of the other

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Compliment your partner in front of people. It creates a deep sense of attachment as well as build their self esteem.

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Take the time to write a thoughtful note every so often saying what you love and appreciate about him or her.

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Trust your partner in everything, including purchases and financial decisions, and to bring up things with you that need a joint decision.

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Never begin a sentence with the word YOU. Instead start with the word I and then share your feelings instead of your thoughts.

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When you take responsibility for your part in the marriage, you will be able to connect with your partner in a mature, intimate way.

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Love your marriage by first taking care of yourself. If you keep working on you, your marriage will stay fresh and vital.

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Sit face to face and gaze into your partners eyes. This creates the deepest sort of intimacy.