Marriage is an institution, and much like the edifice that holds an institution, it requires maintenance, care and attention. Living proof of committed love, healthy marriages are proof of how love shared, is love nurtured.
Giving your partner time of day, letting them know you love and care for them, surprising them with kind and thoughtful things are some ways to go about building on a secure stable marriage. Build on the fundamentals; work at being better than you think you can be, for your better half.
Show you care
It might be easy to say you love your husband, or wife. Showing how much you love them is where care comes into the picture. The best joys in life are found in the small things. An ideal way to secure a place in your loved one’s heart is to cook them a meal. Bring your love breakfast in bed every once in a while.
Respect and cherish your love
Nothing spells endurance in the ability to love and keep a healthy marriage going than respect. A crucial component in any long standing relationship, respect for your partner will bring about mutual understanding, consideration, encouragement, along with several other qualities that cherish love.
Not much is effectual without respect. Treat your partner the way you would expect to be treated. What goes around does indeed come around, and if you show love, respect and kindness, you can only expect the same in return from your partner.
Communicate with your partner
A crucial ingredient in the recipe to a successful and healthy marriage, communication is everything in a married couple’s life. Sharing your feelings and intimate thoughts with your partner will develop a deeper, more meaningful sense of belonging.
Discussing matters between married couples is integral to keep the relationship going. By communicating with each other, you are strengthening trust, openness, and acceptance; thus allowing your relationship to bloom into a beautiful marriage.
Spend time alone together
Time spent together is highly important to keep the harmony of a happy and healthy marriage. Take time out every week to go out to dinner, just the two of you. Spend special time together, just the both of you, talk about everything and nothing; just share time together, doing something the both of you appreciate.
Work through rough patches
When something goes amiss, and things will, at some point or the other. The important thing to remember is to keep calm and hear each other out. Talking to your partner will work much better than shouting, or worse silence, or even indifference. Hash it out, keep calm and cool, and go over the situation with the idea of finding a solution, without blame or pointing fingers.
Life is full of ups and downs; it’s a real roller coaster ride. Be mindful of the significance of love, of the joy of being able to share time with those who truly love you back in return. Like everything else that produces good incentives in life, work toward keeping your marriage healthy and happy.