Couples that aren’t married are not the only ones who need to improve their relationships. Married couples have a lifetime of trying to improve their relationship on a daily basis. All relationships take work to make them last long term and this multiplies when married.
The following are some great places to start and things to do to make your relationship better than it has ever been.
Doing The Little Things
The details and little things in a relationship add up to make a huge difference. Something as simple as taking on a responsibility that is usually taken care of by your spouse can do quite a lot. For example, if you know Wednesdays are tough for your spouse, so make dinner without being asked even if they normally do the cooking. The relief of having this done when arriving home can only be rivaled by cancelling plans when you both want to veg out all day.
Confidence In Yourself and In Your Relationship
Confidence in your relationship is important as this confidence can quell jealousy among other problems. This confidence can be worked on each day by telling your spouse what you love about them. At a certain point each day when together you should tell your spouse a few special things about them. This interaction of love being done in person means so much more than simply sending the generic “I love you, have a great day” text.
Take Up a New Hobby Together
Taking up a new hobby can be a great way to have fun with a spouse while also meeting new people. Finding something that both of you enjoy might take some searching but when it is found, there is nothing better. For some people it might be as simple as going bowling once a week with friends or joining a beginner’s league. It is important to make this hobby “yours” instead of getting into a hobby that one of you was already involved with. This will allow you both to grow in the hobby and possibly see sides of each other that neither of you have seen of the other. Do not be afraid to try a bunch of new things and write down the pros and cons of each. This will make picking a new hobby analytical rather than picking something that one party will dislike immensely.
Carve Out Alone Time Each Week
As parents, getting some face time with your spouse without a child around can actually be a challenge. The time before going to bed is when most parents converse in a more honest fashion because the kids are not around, but you should be more intentional about one-on-one time together. This could be a date night weekly where the kids go to their grandparent’s house or you hire a sitter. This date night does not have to be fancy. Finding balance between the children, work, and other priorities can make it difficult to find balance in your relationship. Take time each week to simply enjoy being around your spouse alone and you won’t regret it!
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