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MARRIAGE TIPS

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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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Prepare for temptation: Fill your head with a particularly warm memory of your partner and consider what you stand to lose.

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

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Share everything no secrets between you. Be open with your spouse and tell them whatever you are feeling.

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

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Biggest waste of effort in marriage is trying to change your spouse.

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Be flexible. Whatever financial or household arrangements you agreed to before marriage are going to change.

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Greet your partner with a smile. It reassures them that we are happy to see them and calms them.

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

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Regularly give each other small gifts or loving gestures. Write your spouse a loving note. It keeps your connection going.

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Use character related words that honor your spouse for such qualities as patience, helpfulness, courage, or kindness.

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If you want a happy marriage, invest time and energy in it like you did when you were dating and take an annual checkup.

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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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Make sure you really want to be married: You are going to go through many phases with your partner.

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Decide as a couple how you are going to compromise. If you always try to find a middle ground, you can end up with two unhappy people.

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Focus on how you can be a blessing to your spouse and, in turn, you will be blessed and so will your marriage.