Happy Marriage Advice
A blissful marriage may not always come naturally, however, we have some little hidden gems that take the complicated part out and put the happy back into the relationship.
Lets face it, Romantic Comedies didn’t exactly set us all up for success. After all, trying to be someone’s everything is not only challenging…but impossible!
So, we have a list coming directly from the words of wisdom of long-lasting, happy marriages.
1. Keep it positive
Make this your mantra! Positive thoughts = Positive results. We know not every day can be roses, but bringing a positive attitude can make the difference between making or breaking a good night.
2. Goodbye “always” & “never”
Taking words out of our vocabulary like always, and never can not only avoid your partner from feeling defensive, but will help the focus to be more in the moment & less on score keeping.
3. Don’t compare. Rather focus on strengths
We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and it’s easy to look at others and make assumptions, but it’s more important to keep in mind that they aren’t you or your partner.
4. Focus on connection throughout the day
Sometimes our day can get away from us, but a simple message or meme can make your spouse’s day and bring a little connection time to put a smile on each other’s face.
5. Unplug regularly
Now more than ever, creating quality time with one another, and putting devices away creates space for both decompression and connection both individually and together.
6. Don’t stop dating each other
Try out that new restaurant, go for a long walk together, maybe even try an escape room! Whether you take turns scheduling a date or decide to go to a movie spontaneously, get yourself gussied up, and spend time experiencing fun moments together.
7. Encourage one another’s hobbies and goals
Sometimes goals don’t align, but we can always be our spouses cheerleader to make them feel anything is possible. Encouraging one another helps us build those trust bonds and allows us to continue to have our own identity at the same time.
8. Brush off the small things
Have you ever heard the expression, “Making a mountain out of a mole hill”? Well, we are here to smooth the journey as much as possible. Letting go of the small things creates space for more good times ahead.
9. Love your partner as they are
According to a recent poll, one of the highest ranking priorities on what others look for in a partner is that they are accepted for who they are. Acceptance brings a feeling of security and encouragement to our loved ones…aka happy marriage.
10. Listen to one another
A thread that ties us all together is that we all want to be heard. Practicing the art of listening is especially important to nurture a happy marriage. Start practicing with pauses before speaking and letting your partner have the floor.