Keeping A Marriage Strong and Healthy
Keeping your marriage strong is essential in today's time. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce, which makes it even more important to learn how to keep your marriage healthy and thriving. Marriage is hard work when you consider you are bringing two people together who have different feelings, thoughts, and values to live together for the rest of their lives. This is bound to cause conflict if you do not work to keep your marriage bond strong. Here are some tips to keep your marriage thriving.
Communication is a vital part of
any marriage. Honest
conversations with your spouse
about finances, children, and
your feelings can help the two
of you to build a bond that will
never break. Dishonesty
breeds distrust, which can
severely cripple a marriage.
Talking about your day and what
is happening in your life makes
you feel closer to your spouse.
Keeping the lines of
communication open with honest,
frank talk is a great way to get
your feelings out there so that
your spouse understands you more
and knows what you need, rather
than you expecting your spouse
to read your mind.
Physical touch is important too.
Hugs, kisses, and touches are a
way to connect with your spouse.
With children, it is sometimes
hard to find time to really talk
and connect, but when you touch
your spouse on the shoulder or
the back, they know that you are
there and that you care about
them. This can make a big
difference in your relationship.
Sexual intercourse is another
way to stay connected. You
don't have to have it everyday,
a couple of times a week will
help to strengthen your
connection with your spouse and
strengthen your marriage.
Your spouse is not perfect and,
I hate to point it out, neither
are you. You are both
imperfect creatures that are
going to make mistakes.
Wouldn't you rather forgive than
let it build inside you until
you are in a rage?
Forgiveness means that your
spouse understands when they
make a mistake that you still
love them. That is not to
say that you might be irritated
at them for a little while, but
you will forgive them and pick
back up where you left off.
Trust is something that must be
earned and built. It does
not appear overnight and there
is no magic way to get it.
Trust is created by an open and
honest relationship and giving
your spouse a "soft place to
fall." In this way, your
spouse knows that you are their
biggest fan and supporter and
you believe that they can
Take time for self.
This is very important for both
men and women, but women are
most likely the ones that do not
follow this advice. As
women, we get caught up in
taking care of everyone around
us and our own self gets
ignored. Then one day, we
wake up and don't know who we
are anymore. This is why
it is so important to have your
own goals, dreams, and desires
to keep yourself grounded.
All of these
things work together to make a
strong and happy marriage.
A marriage should always be
growing – otherwise it is dead.
Each partner should be working
toward making a better marriage.
A "perfect" marriage will never
be achieved, but with work, your
marriage can be strong in storms
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