Check out these simple steps and improve your marriage and or relationship...
Practicing these small steps will make a world of difference in your relationship with your spouse or partner.
Open Your Heart
Any relationship works only
when you open your heart and convey your feelings to the other person.
And this is especially necessary in marriage, where the husband and
wife are said to be of one flesh and blood. An increased bank balance
or a healthy sex life with your spouse loses does not mean much unless
you two have a candid relationship. So make it a point to indulge in a
heart-to-heart conversation with your partner, at least for half an
hour each day.
Know your spouse/partner
Most of us live married for
years without actually knowing our partner. This is because most of us
are too full of ourselves to pay attention to others. That’s why, often
we fail to recognize our mates properly and miss out little things
about them till we come to know about them through some other source or
when a third person points out those things. That fills us with guilt
and often makes us jealous. But the truth is, you should spend more
time with your partner and try to understand him/her more.
Be on Time
Being punctual is the greatest tip for people of both sexes. Be on time
for your date. It’s real bad manners on your part to turn up late and
let your date wait anxiously. It makes you seem rude and an insincere
person to have a relationship with.
Try to talk less and listen
more. That way, you will discover your spouse’s thoughts and feelings
more and more. A recently conducted research shows that the average
person listens for only seventeen seconds before interrupting with
his/her own ideas. Probably you do it too. But you can improve it. Work
to increase your listening span more and more. Practice looking at and
paying attention to your spouse when he/she talks to you. Remember,
listening begins with seeing and having eye contact with your partner
while having a conversation, shows that you are attentive to the words
being spoken to you.
of marriages/relationships head to the brink of separation only because of constant
bickering among the partners. Do you do so too? Just pause and think,
how many times did you tell
something to your spouse that you repented upon later and rued that you
had better left it unsaid? Ignore the little things, and save the
confrontations for the bigger problems. Whenever an argument arises, try
to solve it peacefully. Even if you have to raise
your voice, never lose temper and never let the thought of separation
cross your mind. No marriage is perfect and differences are part of any
relationship, be it among friends or family members or spouses.
Tolerance, a little patience, understanding your
partner’s wishes and respecting his/her opinions are what are required
for a smooth marriage life. Be gentle with one another and never go to
bed angry with each another. This is harder on the both of you. Keep
in mind that no problem is so big that you can’t solve it together. No trouble is worth breaking your marriage over.
A common habit of most
humans is to see only the negative qualities in their spouse and ignore
the positive ones. But no relationship can benefit from constant
criticizing and nitpicking. Try to appreciate whatever good you find in
your partner and do so openly, vocally. Remember, all of us want a
little appreciation in our lives.
Communication is the key to a
healthy marriage. Having a great relationship doesn’t mean that things
are always perfect. If you have problems, you need to talk about them,
and work out a solution that is acceptable to both of you. Make sure
that you have an open relationship with your spouse. That way, you will
get to know what your partner’s expectations are from you. Once you
get to know, do not ignore those. Work on them. The little botherations
of today can build up into something so big tomorrow, that you may not
be able to solve them ever.
Thank your Partner
Try to thank your partner
now and then for everyday things like making a meal, taking out the
garbage, cleaning the garage or buying the groceries. Common courtesies
help a great deal in any relationship. Whatever duties your partner
performs in a relationship, a thank you or a compliment can mean a lot.
We all crave for some acknowledgement in life. Tell your spouse at
some opportune moment, how much he/ she means to you. Acknowledgement
is a great necessity in marriage; it fills the recipient with a sense
of belonging and acts as an encouragement. If you’re not used to doing
this, you may need some time to really think about what life would be
like without your partner.
The couple that laughs
together often stays together always. Modern life has resulted in all
of us being tensed and worried for some reason or another all the time.
Laughter goes on to ease that. Try to make one another laugh everyday!
Too much serious talking can leave you both stressed out, making you
both grumpy. Joking and having a good laugh every now and then is
necessary for a happy married life.
Share the responsibilities
The birth of a child often
intensifies the stress in the household and creates a distance between
husband and wife. Men normally tend to distance themselves from the
entire situation, leaving the mother to feel alone and burdened with
the responsibility of rearing the child. This is a wrong approach, for
bringing up a baby requires the sharing of feelings and
responsibilities of both parents.
Spend time with each other
Take a break and try to
spend some time with each other from time to time. This tends to keep
the romance alive and provides both partners a welcome relief from the
hassles of family life. Even if you have a baby, arrange for a
babysitter, and enjoy time as a couple. Go out to dine together, watch a
movie or enjoy some game that you both like. Leave aside all worries
for some time and enjoy life in the company of each other. You will be
surprised at how refreshed you feel and these time offs will give you
both a renewed energy and enthusiasm to face life.
Say “I love you!”
I Love You. Just saying
these magic words now and then can help you keep the flame of romance
burning in your life. Try it often. You will feel a visible difference,
not only in your marriage, but in your entire family as well.
Remember, happy couples are the foundation for happy families!