Want some tips to keep your marriage from growing apart?
Most people who are in a happy marriage would be willing to do just about anything to keep it that way, especially if they have ever had a marriage fail.
You, more than some, know the importance and just how precious a good marriage is.
So, What Can You Do to Keep Your Marriage Good and Strong?
Here are some things that are likely to help:
1. Always treat each other like you treat your friends.
It’s sad, but true, many people actually treat their friends or co-workers better than they treat their spouse. Why?
I don’t really know, but my guess would be that we tend to take those people who are “stuck with us” for granted. Our friends can tell us to shove off much more easily than a spouse can, or will. Like I said, sad.
2. Remember the golden rule? Treat your spouse the way you want them to treat you.
If you wouldn’t like it if they didn’t call to let you know they were going to be late so you wouldn’t worry, don’t do that to them.
If you wouldn’t like it if they complained about you to their friends or family, don’t do it to them. It’s really not all that hard, it’s just common courtesy and kind of goes along with the first point above.
3. Instead of growing apart, why not grow together?
Why not go on a trip and share some new experiences, or take up a hobby that you both are interested in?
Or even do volunteer work together?
It really doesn’t matter as long as it is something you can both enjoy and it allows you to share some common experiences. That will give you a lot to talk about so you never get bored with each other.
4. Keep the passion and the attraction alive.
Take care of yourself. We all hear about people who “let themselves go” after marriage. Don’t. Stay in shape, eat right get enough sleep and cut back on the bad habits. This too is something you can do together.
Working out can be a great hobby you both can share and it has the added bonus of allowing each of you to stay in shape for the other and keep looking attractive (you also have another bonus, the better shape you are in the less the little aches and pains of aging will bother you).
There Are a Lot More Things You Can Do to Keep Your Marriage Fresh.
It really depends on the two of you to do things that you each enjoy. Just by following these simple tips to keep marriage from growing apart the two of you are very likely to have a long, healthy and happy marriage. Good luck!
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