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6 Daily Routines That Will Improve Your Marriage
No matter how amazing your marriage or relationship is, there’s always room for improvement and growth. Even the best relationships can grow together, which is honestly a beautiful thing. We all know that it’s important to proactively nurture and invest in our family relationships. So, if you’re looking for ways to improve your marriage, or just looking for a few ways to connect with your partner, here are a few tips to help you!
Go to bed together
A lot of couples have contrasting schedules, making it hard for them to spend time together. If you work early in the mornings, and your spouse tends to work in the evenings, you probably don’t have a lot of time together. One thing that can drastically improve your relationship is to go to bed together. Even if you have to rearrange your schedules to give you time together at bedtime, it will be worth it. Try to leave your phones out of the bedroom at night. Plug them in on the other side of the room, and take advantage of this time you have together to read, talk, or even just cuddle. Falling asleep together is incredible for your relationship, especially if you don’t have the opportunity to wake up together due to conflicting schedules.
Have open conversations about the budget
Money is a stressful topic for a lot of couples. Whether you share bank accounts or not, your financial situation is a huge part of your relationship. If one spouse doesn’t know what’s going on with the finances, or know where their money is going, it can cause unnecessary strain. If money is something that stresses you out, ease into this transition slowly. Sit next to your spouse as they arrange the finances or pay the bills, so you can see what it is that they’re doing, and eventually you’ll begin to feel a little more comfortable.
Compliment your spouse
Words mean so much, and when there’s silence, that can speak so loudly. Never let your spouse have a chance to wonder how you feel, because you’re vocal about it. Tell them you love them, that you think they look beautiful, you love their outfit, etc. Don’t limit your compliments to their physical appearance. Also compliment the way they handle difficult situations, how great the meal they made taste, and how grateful you are that they got up early with your toddler so you could sleep in. Appreciation and sweet words go a long way to build a more loving relationship.
When you fall into the day-to-day routine, you can forget to touch. Give them a kiss when you wake up, hold their hand while you watch tv, rest your hand on their leg as you drive to work in the morning. The little acts of love and affection mean just as much as the big ones, and are so important. If you can’t remember the last time you cuddled or held hands, it’s been too long.
Talk about the little things
Some couples feel that, after so many years pass, they run out of things to talk about. They spend their days together, they know each other’s past, and they run out of words. This doesn’t have to happen. Talk about the little things. Open up with each other. Talk about your feelings, your emotions, and the things you struggle with, even when it’s negative. Mention how you saw a dog on your run and it reminded you of them because they love dogs. Always talk about the little things, and you’ll never grow bored of your spouse.
Guest Post provided by Christine Hill