Love & Relationships

10 Things to Do Every Day to Make Your Marriage Flourish

Mariam Youssef
9/11/23, 10:00 AM

Whether you’re newly married or celebrating your 15th anniversary, it takes effort to maintain a healthy marriage, but it is doable. There are things you can do to establish a happy marriage, as well as nutrition and frequent physical activity can help you have a healthy physique. Here are 10 tips for couples to help make their marriage flourish.

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Communication is key

One of the most effective strategies to maintain your marriage happy and flourishing is to talk with your spouse. Be honest about your feelings, but express them in a polite and courteous manner. Being an attentive listener and trying to understand what your spouse needs from you is an important part of healthy communication. Maintain open lines of communication by chatting about things other than finances and kids on a regular basis. Share your feelings and thoughts.

Be thankful for your partner

Respect your spouse, your partnership, your little family, and your life together. When your partner cooks a meal, helps your kids with the schoolwork, or goes grocery shopping, express your appreciation. It might be beneficial to spend a few minutes every night telling each other at least a single thing you valued that day.

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Make time for you as a couple

With job and family commitments, it's easy to lose sight of the romance. Plan special dates for going out or staying at home. Send your kids on a playdate with their grandparents or nannies while you relax, talk to each other and enjoy one other's company.

Spend some time alone

Time spent alone is equally as vital as time spent with a partner. Everyone requires time to rest, think, and pursue their own hobbies. Any married person, especially those with children, desperately needs some alone time. Hang out with your friends, take courses, or volunteer for anything that will enrich your life. When you and your partner are back together, you will cherish each other even more.

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Accept small conflicts

Make a list of your partner's bothersome habits that cause tension in your relationship. (These minor confrontations are frequently triggered by household tasks such as paying bills, washing laundry, or making the bed). Share your choices and discuss them without passing judgment. Use the conversation to uncover a good feature that may help explain the behavior.

Show respect all the time

When a couple refuses to respect each other, they frequently fall into bad habits. According to research, nothing damages a relationship faster than criticism. Treating your partner the way you want to be treated will improve your relationship. Complimenting your partner is a quick and easy method of showing them respect. When you're willing to complain to a friend about your partner's weaknesses, consider how you'd react if they did the same to you.

Keep your life private

This leads us to this point, which is eliminating 3rd parties and keeping your life private. Many marriages have failed as a result of allowing external meddling. Allowing an outsider to be a part of your marriage can strain your bond. A flourishing marriage is one in which both partners honor their exclusive relationship, not allowing anybody into the sacred space of husband and wife.

Explore intimacy 

Marital intimacy can bring an entirely new level of happiness and connection to your relationship. It is crucial to note, however, that closeness does not automatically imply sexuality. The emotional type of closeness is often overlooked. Creating a secure space for your spouse to express their emotions without being afraid of judgment or scorn is an example of emotional closeness.

Connect spiritually

Many couples become closer when they embrace a spiritual connection. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. It could be through participation in a church or mosque, meditation, or simply enjoying time outdoors or in intimate discussion.

Trust and forgive

Everybody makes mistakes. Your partner could hurt you or do something that irritates you, making you annoyed if not enraged. However, it is critical to cope with your feelings, let them go, and move on. Don't bring up the past all the time unless it is an unresolved matter.

Remember to stay loyal to your spouse, family, and the life you've created together. Support one another emotionally and physically. You, your partner, and your marriage may evolve and change over time, but following these suggestions can help your marriage survive and flourish.

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Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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