Keeping It Real MaMa
5 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Healthy and Alive
Falling in love is always beautiful but staying in love is where the work comes in. It’s known that the same things a couple does for each other in the beginning always tends to wear off after a while but those same actions you took in the beginning should be for a lifetime. If you don’t want your love for each other to be temporary then the way you love each other shouldn’t be temporary either.
This is especially important if you have a child or children. Children learn what they love and if you teach a child to love properly and show them the proper way their parents not only treat but love one another your are their first teacher they are going to learn the way they live.
So what are some ways to keep your relationship or marriage alive and strong?
Communication has always been one of the most important roles in a healthy relationship. Don’t be afraid to talk to your partner. Being open and able to talk to each other about anything and everything helps to keep your bond tight. The same way you started your relationship should be the way it remains.
2. No Secrets
Nobody is perfect but we should know the difference of right and wrong when we have a partner. When I was younger I was always taught “honesty is the best policy” . You get more respect and trust by being honest. Everything you do in the dark eventually will come to light.
3. Support Each Other
Everyone has a dream at one point in their life. Whether it was a dream before or after getting into a relationship or being married. One of the most important things you can do is show support to each other on your dreams. Dreams become reality. Don’t show doubt or non support instead help each other come up with bigger and better ideas to support your partner. Nothing starts big everything starts with baby steps and persistence.
4. Occasional Surprises
It doesn’t have to be an anniversary or holiday to surprise each other with a small gift. This shows appreciation and a small I love you for all you do. You don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to show appreciation. It’s the small things that count. Every woman loves an occasional bouquet of roses for the kitchen. Gives us some bragging rights to and your sure to be husband of the year.
5. Date Your Partner
Dating your partner is extremely important. When your relationship first starts your going here and there and enjoying your time together. After some time or maybe even after beginning a family of your own you stop going out together.
While we all dearly love our kids and wanna do everything with them it’s okay to take out time for each other once in a while. My husband and I did this for a long time once we had kids. Everywhere we went was kid oriented so we didn’t feel bad like we were leaving them out. Our communication started to fade because we didn’t spend enough of our own time together and bond with each other.
Again this is not one of these expensive to do things. A walk on the beach or a picnic. Dinner and a movie. There’s plenty of things you can enjoy doing together and bonding with each other. This gives you not only time to bond but time to discuss other things you may not always get the time to discuss if your always working and then coming home to the kids. By the end of the night the exhaustion kicks in and your ready for shower and a bed.
I really hope this finds couples well and you enjoy this reading. It’s never too late to begin taking steps to bring fire and passion back to your relationship. Until next time, love one another unconditionally and remain open and honest.