10 Simple Things That Will Strengthen Your Marriage
Contrary to what most people believe, you don’t have to go to the end of the world to strengthen your marriage and have a stronger bond with your spouse. Sometimes the simplest things can go a long way in building a happy marriage.
There are a few simple things you can do to instantly improve the bond with your spouse. A healthy, long-lasting, and joyful relationship should be the foundation of any marriage. We all know about the staggering divorce rate and are surprised when a couple we believe was happy divorce. The sad truth is that divorce happens every day.
No one enters marriage believing that it will end. Some couples split up, others split up and some live a catastrophe every day. But everyone should try to improve their marriage and bring peace and happiness into their lives.
Here are 10 simple ways that will improve and strengthen your marriage bond
1. A simple kiss.
A good kiss is nice, but a great kiss is one that is given frequently and with enthusiasm. It has been proven that a simple kiss is linked to increased relationship satisfaction. For women especially, a kiss in marriage is more passionate and rewarding.
So you have to make sure that you kiss your partner every time you say hello, when they say goodbye, and a few more times during the day and evening. Not only is kissing an intimate benefit, it also promotes physical health and emotional wellbeing. So come on and let your kisses count!
2. Show gratitude.
It is a known fact that married couples who show gratitude for their partners’ efforts are less likely to break up. So don’t forget to show gratitude to your partner and appreciate the little things as well as the big things he does for you.
Bring flowers or a small present, just like that. Hide a handwritten note that your partner will find without much effort and watch your passion and bond grow.
3. The power of touch.
The power of touch has been shown to increase not only our physical, but also our emotional well-being. Martial satisfaction is more related to the way you react to your partner’s touch.
In our hectic, fast-paced life, it is easy to take our partners for granted and only offer them the bare minimum. A playful touch combined with a simple kiss will increase your dream and your affection for one another.
4. Make date nights a routine.
According to relationship and marriage experts, a good marriage involves sharing new experiences and activities as often as possible. Married couples embarking on new and fascinating activities experience greater marital satisfaction than those who live with the ‘dinner and a movie’ routine.
According to a study of 1,000 married couples in America, having 10 meaningful and amazing communication interactions with your partner leads to greater marital satisfaction. Your communication can include your kids, your first date, first kiss, or any other exciting thing that makes you both happy.
Make sure you confirm your connection by making notes of how your relationship has grown stronger and more alive. Don’t be afraid to wade from the “shallow end to the deep end” of the pool to really express yourself to each other. Also consider a monthly check-in chat to find out how each partner is doing and where you can do more for each other in all areas of life.
6. Plan things with zeal and love.
As a married couple, you both look forward to different occasions and events. Alternately plan trips, trips and vacations. Let surprises and adventures flow into your planning to encourage spontaneity and fun.
Remember that love gives both partners the opportunity to show themselves to be the best version of themselves and have something exciting to look forward to to experience together.
7. Do Not Hold Grudges.
This is probably one of the most important secret ingredients in making a marriage successful. You should both try to be honest and clear about everything. We all know that fighting can lead to holding on to a grudge that can easily escalate a simple problem into a major argument.
So always tell your partner how you feel about a problem and do your best to find a solution through honest, straightforward communication.
8. Laugh together.
You two share a lot of intimate things and share passionate moments. But intimacy and passion are also heightened by finding times for simple and silly laughs when appropriate. Share silly jokes and watch comedy shows together. When you both laugh together, it strengthens your love and bond with one another.
Humor, at the right time, dissipates tension and brings peace in stressful times. If you both can laugh together during difficult times, you will get through whatever comes your way. So, laughs for each other more often.
9. Charity and “Paying it Forward”.
There are so many things we can do together to help you who are less fortunate. We can volunteer to help a child who loves to study, and we can donate money to help a sick person get medical care.
As a married couple, you know firsthand what challenges life can pose to you. So find ways you can give back to your local community, be it at community centers, the local food outlet, or one of the many schools in your area.
10. Grow together.
One of the hallmarks of any great relationship is the ability to grow individually and as a couple. Find seminars, workshops and events that give both of you the opportunity to expand your awareness of yourself and the other.
Take the time to cultivate your relationship so that you really are the happiest couple you know!
These 10 activities are simple tools to help you connect, grow, and expand your bond. Try to incorporate as many of these into your life as you want. They will make your marriage more successful, happier, and more peaceful.
Now that you know that it doesn’t always take much to strengthen a marriage, try to practice these things and just see for yourself how your married life changes for the better. Sometimes doing the most straightforward things can make your marriage really happy.