Some of the most effective actions you can take for improving your marriage are rather simple, and if you commit to doing them on a regular basis, you will transform the mundane aspects of your relationship into opportunities to connect.There are four critical moments of transition in the day that can be utilized to build a strong and lasting relationship: when you wake up, when you leave the house for work, when you return home from work, and when you go to bed. While this does not exempt you from connecting throughout the day, by fixing these four set connection times, it’s as if we’re connecting the whole day.These transition times are crucial. When you wake up in the morning, you set the tone for the rest of the day. By beginning with emotional connection first thing in the morning, you start your day off on the right foot and set yourself up for more positive experiences with your spouse.
“Is my marriage beyond repair? Is this feeling normal?”
Couples are often confused when their relationship takes a turn for the worse. What many don’t realize is that the ups and downs they are experiencing are normal and even serve a higher purpose. Understanding the three stages of marriage helps couples normalize their situation and provides hope that their marriage can thrive once again. Let’s explore the three stages and see which one you are in:
Happiness in a relationship is much more than luck; it takes a daily conscious effort to put into practice healthy relational habits. Let’s learn about some of the things that happy couples avoid and see how you can bring more joy into your own relationship.* * *
1) They don’t complain about their spouse to their friends or family: Happy couples know that it’s best not to involve others in their relationship. They talk directly to their spouse if they have an issue instead of consulting others, who often provide negative feedback that could hurt the relationship. There is nothing wrong with healthy “girl” or “guy” time, but don’t use it as an opportunity to complain about your spouse.
As parents, you surely want the best for your children. You focus tremendous amounts of energy on trying to provide the ideal nurturing environment for them. That is why it can be so frustrating when you see your child struggling and you don’t know how – or if – you can help.
Whether your kids share with you freely or not, they may not be able to articulate what they really need, as they do not fully understand it themselves. But if you were able to get into your child’s head, here are five the things they would probably
Are you frustrated? At your wits’ end? Feeling like you are doing all the work in your relationship?
It is extremely disappointing and exasperating if your spouse has “checked out” of his/her role in your relationship. You are probably feeling lonely and hopeless that your marriage will ever be what you had once dreamt. Here are six things you can do on your own to create a happy marriage even if your spouse isn’t interested:
One of the major areas that set marriages up for failure is unrealistic expectations or a misunderstanding of how relationships work. While couples often start
You’re a young parent or an old parent, and you’re passionate about raising your children in the best possible way. You’ve attended parenting classes, read books, and have been conscientious about being a good Mom or Dad. There’s one key ingredient that you might have forgotten, and that’s the relationship with the one who helped make you a parent in the first place, your spouse. Yes, working on your relationship with your husband or wife may be the most important thing you’ll ever do to ensure the emotional health of your children. Here’s how: