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MARRIAGE TIPS

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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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Research consistently shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin.

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Stick to the present. Do not bring up old conflicts or things that went wrong in the past. It only creates resentment.

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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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Do not agree to anything if you do not mean it. It will only create more anger and resentment. Do not just say yes to avoid conflict.

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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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very couple should have things they do together that they both enjoy, even if it is just going to the movies.

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Research shows that couples who speak in low, quiet voices, look each other in the eye, fair better when things go awry.

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Do not keep score. Marriage is not a contest and it does not matter if you end up doing more than half of what needs to be done.

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

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Whether you are making a big decision or a small one, make sure that both of you have a say in it.

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Stop projecting your fantasies onto your partner: Successful couples accept their spouses for what they really are.

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For women, it is important to understand that men need time for themselves. Give him space to pull away and do not take it personally.

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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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Recognize that most arguments have shared responsibility, that both people have valid points and valid reasons for their feelings.

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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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Setting aside a romantic evening on a regular basis can rekindle the magic of a long term relationship.

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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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Stop trying to control your partner. In a happy marriage, partners know they cannot control each other.

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Exercise. In marriage, couples seem to let themselves go in terms of looks and that may negatively affect your marriage.