Having a healthy relationship is something that you have to work hard for. It doesn’t come easily, but that doesn’t mean you can’t attain it. I invited Georgia Harding on to share with us a few tips on how to keep your marriage in good standing.
Here’s what she has to say-
Getting married to the person you love is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. It’s your way of proving to the person you’re with that you genuinely see a long term future with them. You can’t imagine growing old with anyone else. It’s a beautiful thing and certainly something that should always be cherished.
Now whilst it’s cherished, that doesn’t mean that it’s a walk in the park either. Making a marriage work is sometimes really hard work and you’ll look back and realize that the stress of planning the wedding was actually the easy part!
Whether you’re feeling disconnected in your marriage right now or you’re still wearing your rose tinted glasses 24/7, try doing these things listed below to ensure you’re never headed down the divorce route and that you’re growing old together instead.
1. Communication is key
Communication is at the forefront of any successful relationship, whether that’s one with your friends, relatives or partner. It’s important when it comes to making a marriage work. You’re likely to be spending more time with your spouse than you are anyone else in your life.
Communicating how you feel and what you want, as well as what you expect is crucial to making your marriage a long term one. If you’re prone to giving your partner the silent treatment when they’ve done something to upset you, you will find that suffer from a poor communication. If you’re not great with communicating then start learning now. Better late than never.
2. Get an outsider to help if you need it
Sometimes we all need a little extra help and that doesn’t stop where relationships are concerned. Marriage Counseling for couples is practically the norm these days. Many couples need a little help identifying problems within their relationship and understanding how best to tackle them.
Opening up to your partner and getting whatever is bothering you off your chest in a positive environment works wonders for any marriage. Rather than having a yelling match at each other when you’re both a little stressed or tired. Keep your marriage healthy consistently by seeing a therapist and regularly ironing out any issues that may arise.
The majority of us date before getting married, so why do we suddenly feel the need to stop once we’ve walked down the aisle? Keeping the romance alive in your marriage is hugely important to keeping the love strong between you both.
Regardless of how busy you and your partner are, make sure you set aside the time to enjoy each other’s company like you did in the early days. Mix it up a little as well. Go out on dates half the time, whether that means catching a film you’ve both been talking about seeing or going to your favorite restaurant. Stay in together other times.
You can do all sorts at home together – cook, bake, make cocktails or even play board games. The possibilities are endless.