5 Easy Ways to Have a Better Relationship With Your Spouse

Author: Diana Pettit
Published: February 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

Many couples find it problematic to keep the fire going. Over the years they seem to drift apart and become complacent. Maybe it's the long hours at the office or maybe it's taking care of the children that has you in a rut. Here are 5 easy ways to a better relationship with your spouse. Who knows... these might be the 5 things could save your marriage.

1. Start date night: Go out like you are single again. It's essential to a marriage to have one night where the most important thing is each other. Talk about your likes, dislikes, and your goals in life. Do not talk about children or the office.

2. Put your marriage before your children: It's easy to always make your children the most important thing but remember it's not about them. Children are an extension of your marriage. Put your marriage first and your relationship with your children will become better as a result.

3. Always say the positive: It can easily become a habit to say negative things about your spouse when you are angry but don't do it. People tend to believe what they say, so if you only say positive things about your spouse then over time you will begin to only think of your spouse in a positive light.

4. Remember why you married them: Keep a list. Write down why you married your spouse on a piece of paper and keep that list somewhere you see everyday. Encourage your spouse to do the same.

5. Find a mentor: Find a same-sex friend that has a marriage that you admire and talk to them. Ask them questions. I'm sure that they would love to share how they worked through the tough times in their marriage.

Remember that a marriage is something that requires a lot of work and responsibility. Don't give up too easily. The most rewarding things in life are things that you have to work for, and marriage is not the exception.


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Hello, My name is Diana. I am a life coach living in Seoul. I have a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have traveled all over the world. I've been to over 20 different countries. I also have a passion for electronics and teaching. …

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