Marriage can bring some happy moments, but also some challenges times. There are some great days and experiences that all begin with being with your spouse. Growing together in your marriage can bring new life and new meaning.
Check out these 10 tips for a happier and stronger marriage!
1. Take care of yourself
You can’t give from an empty cup. You need to keep up on caring for yourself no matter what. Giving yourself until you are depleted is only damaging yourself and can potential affect your marriage in a negative way.
2. Be a lifelong learner
Have a growth mindset. If you and your partner are willing to learn from each other, such as your mistakes and the challenges in your relationship, you both will thrive individually and as a couple.
3. Forget the perfection
While we always want a perfect marriage, perfect job, perfect life, we all know this is not obtainable. Your spouse isn’t perfect and neither are you. Both of you make mistakes. It’s important you don’t let the idea of perfection destroy what is overall a good, solid, loving relationship. Be kind to yourself and your partner.
4. Use your words to show your appreciations
One way to show your appreciation to your spouse is saying it right before you fall asleep. Share a few things that you appreciate about each other. It can be anything you did that day or a quality you value in your spouse. Focus on what you love and appreciate about each other. You will find more to love and appreciate by doing this.
5. Respect and cherish
We all want to be respected and cherished by our partners. So make sure you show your respect to your spouse and be kind to them. Cherish the person who they are too!
6. Learn to forgive
It’s important to learn to forgive, not just for your spouse, but also forgiving yourself. Practice forgives for your partner’s mistakes but also for your own.
7. Don’t throw around threats
Throwing around threats, such of divorce, in the heat of an argument can be very damaging. Your marriage is important and definitely too sacred to threaten to end it all over an argument.
8. Flirt with your spouse
Often we forget about those moments we first met our spouse and during the dating process where we flirted with them. It doesn’t have to stop when you get married. Flirt with your spouse like the way you used to. Enjoy yourself and with your partner. It’s important in your relationship for so many reasons!
9. Allow yourself to be vulnerable with each other
Opening your heart and sharing your tender places with your spouse can create real intimacy and a deep connection. Be willing to share your true, deep, and even scary feelings. It can help create a bond that will last. Remember that his vulnerability might look different than yours, and that’s okay.
10. Marry the right person
Do the inner work to prepare yourself to find love. invest in personal growth by giving the time, energy, and resources before you meet your future spouse and have a return that is also exponential. You will have a better chance of attracting a quality individual that will stick by you when you have learned about yourself, such as beliefs and behaviors. Remember, your past does not equal your future!