Healthy marriages translate to healthy families, but nowadays, marriage seems to be the first thing to crumble. Couples are so busy raising their children and working that when the kids are not at home, they sit together, not knowing one another anymore. Here are some of the suggestions to help you and your spouse stay connected through it all.
Give the Benefit of the Doubt
It is easy to forget someone you love when they get snappy, but try to remember they are just human. We all have bad days, and sometimes little things can add up. Do not take it personally and take time to ask what is wrong. You will find that a lot of the time, it has nothing to do with you.
Never Hold Grudges
Some people hold onto past hurts as if they are going out of style. When you first started dating or getting married, you listed some things you would never do. It is easy to forget when you are mad. Do not hold grudges; they do not make you feel better. Learn to let things go.
Strengthen Your Core
Remember those days when you used to sit down together for dinner and laugh for hours? No one wants to be tied down, but at the same time, you want your relationships to be exactly that, tied down. There is no better way to handle conflict than to sit down and talk, but during these conversations, you really get to know someone.
Focus on your core, the things that make you unique as individuals but have strong similarities. The core is what makes a marriage last, and it is the one thing that will keep you going when you are not in the same place anymore.
Talk for 15 Minutes Daily
They say having an hour-long conversation is where the magic happens, but it is not that important with children inside the home. The 15-minute talk is essential; it serves as the basis. Use the time to ask how their day was and talk about your days. This will help you to feel connected to each other, no matter how busy you are.
Love Them Their Way
We love to think we know how others should live their lives, but if we really love them, we will love them their way. It is easy to tell someone to get a job, but if it is what they want to do, they may leave it alone. If you show them that you love them no matter what they decide, they will show you the same.
No matter how old your children get, they will always want to return to the days when it was just the two of you. Make memories together, think about things to do with them, and spend time without them. If you are always around the kids, it will be hard to remember what you liked about each other.
Remembering why you are married is the only way to have a happy marriage, but in a world of so many different things, it can be easy to forget. So, the next time you are going through a rough patch, try to remember the things you loved about that person in the beginning. It will help put things in perspective, and you may even find that love again.
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