A famous quote once said, Rome, wasn’t built in a day. This also relates to marriage. A long lasting marriage is built on a foundation of love, patience, commitment and continued partnership. These virtues are forged over time.
There will be turbulent times, some are hard while some are easy. Someday are unforgettable with pure bliss while others are days you wish never to remember. This varying circumstance reveals your true inner-self, challenges you to become a better person and to live a happy life and a lasting relationship.
If you want to nurture a blissful marriage, you need to work on specific areas in your marriage that needs improvement. These day-to-day improvement is key ingredient to any successful marriage.
In this article we’ll discuss 5 practical ways to strengthen your marriage every single day
1. Spend Intimate time together:
The world demands are ever increasing. We now live in times where work takes more time, energy and commitment. This can pose a grave danger to any marriage, if not managed properly. It is important for couples to mark a red line between work and marriage.
Take out time spend intimate moment with your partner. Talk about what excites you, cuddle in his warm embrace and enjoy every intimate moment. No cellphone, no electronic gadget and connect like you did while dating.
Try this today spend at least 15 minutes to share a morning cuppa together. It gets more romantic in the evening hours. When you arrive from work, rather than sliding to bed. Put on your favorite Netflix movies and
unwind with your partner.
2. Be Grateful:
There is a lot to say about my husband. I can write a book on how much his love radiates on me. Am more than thankful and i try as much as possible to show him, whenever i can, but often i tend to forget. Don’t we all?
So we’ve made it a point of duty every night, before saying goodnight to appreciate each other commitment, love and dedication. It can be any thing you feel your spouse had selflessly done for you. No matter how little appreciate him/her.
It is a moment i enjoy and helps strengthens our bond daily. Good compliments makes you feel good, most especially when it comes from your spouse. It builds assurance and build a lasting bond. This makes to realize how blessed we are to have one another.
3. Try To Do Something Extra Ordinary for Partner
As human we can sometimes be self centered. Thinking about me, myself and I. There is no wrong in looking after yourself or exhibiting self-love and self care. But when it comes to marriage two have become one. It is necessary to put your spouse first when thinking about yourself. Sometimes we need to practice selfless love, setting aside our own desires and do something beyond self gratification.
Yes it can very difficult at times, putting aside your own desires, and pursing a selfless goal. It may not be convenient, but it will have a remarkable effect on your spouse. This is true love. A love that originates from God. He wants us to love selfless, just like His Son Jesus Christ died for our sins.
For example, if your husband wakes up every early in the morning to go to work. You can do a quick surprise lunch. Yes, your spouse can easily make a quick launch on his own, and you may right to be asleep. But such love sacrifice makes it all special and worth doing over and over again.
This selfless act may seem small, but it means a lot to his love language. This says “yes, i love to be in bed, but for your love nothing is too difficult to overcome”. While waiting for a big surprises, doing little selfless task like this is simply golden.
4. Never Ignore Your Own Needs:
Okay, lets talk about your own needs. We all have needs and this should never be ignored. True happiness starts from within. When you are not happy, how can you make someone else happy?
This should not be regarded as being selfish. It is important for you to be your best self. If you practice selfless love towards one another. He can easily decode when you need sometime alone, a long bath, or a time out with friends.
Looking after your needs is far more than spa or having a binge day. Its all about connecting with your own emotions. It’s nearly impossible for your spouse to provide everything you need. Yes, a spouse can be your shoulder to lean on, provide support and moral comfort. But they are only human and sometimes may lack in some areas on your needs.
Have you had a bad day and work or your boss tried to tear you down and all you need is a warm cuddling embrace. But your spouse is too exhausted battling their own issues?
It is understandable you’re both in a rough terrain. That’s why you need to create a fine balance nurturing your needs as well as your marriage.
But getting worked up and starting a fight won’t do you any good. Rather, take it as your responsibility to manage your own rough emotions today. This a step of being an adult in your relationship and sometimes feels uncomfortable, but is it essential.
5. Love Your Spouse In the Way they Deserve To Be Loved:
Just saying to always love your spouse every day, maybe a vague piece of advice to someone. You can read all the encyclopedia on love all day long, if your spouse is not responding in a positive way, then the process isalmost a waste of time.
You need to understand your spouse love language. Everybody love language differs from the other person. identifying which one works for your spouse is an important part of the equation.
For instance my love language is Words of Affirmation. I feel on top of the world, when my husband pours out his feelings on me. I cherish every single word “You are special” “I love you” “What would my life be without you” and i crave the thought of receiving hand written love letters.
My hubby knows this, and though Words of Affirmation is not part of his love language, but for me, he goes all the way to say this words and make me feel so loved.
I highly suggest checking out his secret obsession.
Sometimes finding his love language can be really challenging most especially when you don’t know where to start. Knowing your spouse love language makes him emotionally and romantically addicted to you. This creates a real desire in your man and the kind of emotional bond that life partnerships are built upon.
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Imagine knowing the exact words to say to a man to truly open up his heart to you and fuel his desire to be daring and romantic…
…And what keeps his love and attention transfixed on you and only you.