It's time we look at rejuvenating and strengthening our relationships with our spouses. A few aspects which assist in making our marriage more fun, excitingand meaningful have been explained in the article below.
Develop a Strong and Healthy Relationship with your Partner
A couple should take time to talk and exchange information, ideas and day-to-day experiences. If as a couple you hardly have time to communicate with each other, do schedule a regular time, which is acceptable to both of you. It could be just before sleeping at dinner time or as you have your morning tea. You couldstart by sharing one good thing and one difficult thing about the day. This would give a chance for both of you to talk and healthy communication is key to a lasting relationship.
Listening forms the core of communication. Too often when we are quiet we are not listening to what the other person is saying but waiting to reply. Listening involves intently trying to understand what the other is saying instead of looking for weakness in your mate's argument. Active listening promotes clarity and understanding between the couple.
Schedule Outings Together
Although we have every intention of spending time with our spouse, we find ourselves driven by a schedule that has us running in every direction, leaving us with little time for our most important relationship. Plan your work and responsibilities so that you both have time to go for movies, plays, dinner, ice-cream or just for a drive.
Show Your Love and Affection
Try to find out the ways in which your partner likes receiving love from you - it could be undivided attention, time, gifts, cards, personal touch or simply verbalizing your emotions. Make a conscious effort to begin showing your love to your spouse.
Consider Your Partner's Interests More Important Than Your Own
When each person has decided to commit oneself to the other, one forms a reciprocating relationship of love, concern, and devotion. When you come to a place where you disagree or where the two of you have differing opinions, try to get to the point where you can consider what your mate likes as more important than what you would like to do. The simple decision to do this goes a long way toward developing a healthy relationship!
In some relationships, each partner holds something against the other and both are unwilling to forgive. The fact is that your mate is going to fail you from time to time. We need to understand that. What we do when we get to that point however, is what will make all the difference in the world. In a relationship that is going to last, the people involved are committed to forgiving one another. The key to a long lasting and a healthy relationship is forgiveness.