Being married involves a lot of responsibilities and effort, but also a great deal of happiness, because you are able to share your life with your better half. However, not all is pink in a marriage and storm clouds may gather from time to time to threaten your relationship.
On the other hand, you can make sure that you have a healthy marriage by constantly doing a number of things.
1. Communicate openly with your spouse.
Whoever said that communication is the key, was absolutely right. It is not always easy to talk openly and freely with your spouse, as some subjects may be quite sensitive to either one of you.
2. Make a compromise.
If both of you realize that a marriage is more than just a piece of paper, you will be able to sit down and solve your problems. Reaching a solution is not a race – there is no need for a winner. Instead, you both have to win. In other words, talk thing through and make a compromise that suits both you and your spouse.
3. Avoid affairs.
We all know that at some point or another, we develop a tendency to look around more than we used to. Before you make a wrong turn, think about what you are missing at home and if you are sure that your spouse can provide that, talk to him/her.
Extramarital affairs are quite common today and that is a shame, because countless families are destroyed. Do not let yours suffer the same fate. Whatever a lover can do, your spouse can do better, because he/she probably knows you better than you know yourself.
4. Spend more time with each other.
Relationships, even strong ones, may suffer is the partners are not spending time together. Take some time off and spend it with your spouse. You do not have to do anything out of the ordinary, just go to the movies and have dinner.
5. Pay attention to your spouse’s needs.
We all have our particular needs. Surely, you know your spuse better than anyone else. Among those needs, there might be some things you do not really like. However, a marriagie is not always a bed of roses.
If you want to be able to enjoy a healthy marriage, give your spouse what he/she needs.
It is not always easy to be part of a marriage, but, as you already know, good things do not come easy. However, if you do things right, you will have a the opportunity to enjoy a much healthier marriage than most other people.
Article publié pour la première fois le 01/11/2012