In this post on relationships and how to improve your marriage, I’ll share 3 Ways to Improve Your Relationship, there are many things you need to consider when you are in a marriage. I am sure you have heard “relationships aren’t easy and marriage is a work in progress”. That is so true and understandably so. Imagine how boring it would be if you or your partner did not change over time, in a relationship we all need a few arguments and a little excitement to keep things well tuned.
With a little mindfulness and care for each other, couples can use these tiny but well-practiced tips and tricks to maintain—and even enhance their marriage or relationship.
(1) Be Thoughtful and Considerate
Tired and had a long day at the office – an easy excuse. But you should not simply be your partner’s sounding board, when you get back home, try to put on a smile and be relaxed. Kiss your partner and ask how their day was. I know sometimes that is difficult but with practice, it will get easier. Because they need to be feeling understood, listened too, and cared for by someone, practicing this will improve relationships and well-being between both parties, those who actually care that their partner is less stressed and listen to them will provide more support.
Generally, women need this more than men, in a relationship. When men have a problem or get stressed they will bottle it up, until it starts hurting them emotionally leading to longer-term health issues. Women, on the other hand, are adept at expressing themselves and talking with friends those issues which they feel unhappy about or anxious about. Doing so leads to de-stressing and in most cases issue resolution.
(2) Thank you – two small words but goes a long way
Always use these two words “Thank YOU”, even if she or he does something very simple. Make a habit of this and when you say it, be sure to mean it!
She brings you a cuppa tea, rather than sitting there thinking – I’m king so serve me! Say a big thank you with a smile. Next time do the gesture back and surprise her with something, does not always have to be a cuppa tea.
(3) More 121 time – Time for Intimacy
You’re probably thinking, who needs to make time for that. We do it all the time, great! If that is the case. However, with marriage time can have a detrimental effect on our sex life.
As years progress and you both get more responsibilities like – kids, work, home chores, lack of health, money worries, lack of sleep etc. It can all impact your sex and intimacy time, this one thing alone can have a huge impact on your relationship and happiness in marriage.
So, if you find yourself not having sex regularly and not having time to be intimate with your partner, the first item on your ‘To-Do’ list with a big alarm should be weekly timeslots for both of you to get loving like those days when you both went on a honeymoon.
We are creatures of habit and need social interaction, non-more so than with your partner. Relationships need to be cultivated, saying thank you is the beginning when it comes to your wife or husband, having passionate sex is the regular activity you both need to engage in and make time for each other.
Both parties need to play an active role to make time and don’t look for bad in your partner as you will see bad, so look for good things in your partner and you will notice many more goods things. Try to pay less attention to the bad things or habits they have.
- Be intimate and loving where and when possible
- Pray together, talk and listen to each other.
- Look out for each other’s, likes and dislikes.
- Have sex and give each other priority when it comes to pleasure.
Enjoy the happy moments and accept the unhappy moments, they will happen, but be ready to forgive and forget, so that you can move on.