healthy marriage

In the beginning, marriage is a beautiful journey for everyone and they hope that it lasts a lifetime for them. But ensuring it remains so is a never-ending task.

In everyone’s married life, there are always a few moments of lulls but there are ways to make your marriage healthier, stronger and happier.

Ways to make your relationship a Healthy Marriage

1.   Give Time To Each Other

It is vital for the couple’s happiness that they spend some time with each other. After marriage, couples get busy in their lives, careers, families, kids, and whatnot. And in this busy life, it becomes hard to make out time for each other.

If you don’t spend time together, you will be unaware of what’s going on in each other’s lives. This, in turn, can create distance between both of you.

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Spend more quality time together.

Plan something you both have always wanted to do or do something you both love doing. It will create a bond between you and will make your relationship stronger.

That’s one of the important ingredients for a healthy marriage.

2.   Have Some Purpose

You must set some goals in your married life otherwise it might feel purposeless. For example, you might set your sights at traveling the world, or at least, visit some top few places. You might want to set a timeline and save accordingly.

Having an aim together or for each other will keep you both excited. It will also strengthen you as a team and make your communication better. It will help to bring you much closer.

3.   Appreciate Each Other

After many years of marriage, the passionate kiss is often replaced by a peck.

Over the years, couples usually settle into a dull yet comfortable routine. But it is dangerous. People cheat because of emotional dissatisfaction mostly.

When the husband or the wife doesn’t feel appreciated or connected, they become vulnerable to someone else’s advances. So, be sure each other feel appreciated and loved.

4.   Express Gratitude, Even For The Little Things

Couples usually start to keep score after a few years of marriage. They keep a count of who has done what and they play tit for tat.

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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

That destroys connection and trust between you gradually. Everything you have built together will slowly fall apart.

If you want to keep score, do that for all the good things your spouse does in a day and say thank you. It will make them feel good and they will be willing to do more for you.

5.   Show Empathy

You must have empathy for your spouse. It means you must listen to what they have to say and understand them. Show some interest in how your partner is feeling.

You don’t have to fix the issues they have been going through, all you have to do is listen. Empathy is when you put aside your desires for you and give them your unconditional love.

6.   Give Freedom to Each Other

You must value your partner for who they are and encourage them to grow as an individual, separated from you. Giving each other freedom to grow and make their own choices.

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an inclination for freedom is a natural and legitimate desire.

Don’t try to control your partner in any way. It will strengthen your love and bond. Freedom doesn’t mean you can get involved in some extra marital affair or ignore your own partner.

7.   Keep Your Friends

It’s natural that you enjoy your time with your family but you must spend some time with your friends as well. Having new experiences and enjoying some free time will make you a better and more interesting person.

A little time apart adds a little spice and romance to your relationship. Your relationship with your spouse will always be important but it’s always good to have friends on your side.

These are a few tips that will keep your marriage healthy and happy, even after years of marriage.