To have a rock-solid marriage, both parties must work at the relationship. Here are six must-haves that your marriage cannot and should not live without, ever.
Stop with the constant criticism. Sure, you both have grown apart because of a variety of reasons, but stop with the contempt and stonewalling. Be positive with your spouse; it makes a huge difference.
You cannot and should not live without sex or emotional intimacy. The two must go hand in hand to make a partnership work. Have fun instead of letting monotony set in and be adventurous with each other that will take the relationship up many notches.
Limit the Silent Treatment
Never stop talking to each other, even when you are depressed or angry at each other. The person who has your back will always listen to you. Together you will find a solution for whatever the problem may be; two opinions are way better than one.
Space is also imperative. You cannot crowd your partner with over possessiveness that is not right. Being possessive to a degree is okay. You have to let your spouse do her or his own thing, instead of always wanting to be around.
They say a family that prays together stays together – if you believe in the power of prayer, pray together. If you do not share similar beliefs, don’t ridicule the other’s religiosity. In this context, keep your opinions to yourself.
The Best Medicine
Laugh together. It is the glue that binds people together, a great stress buster. Laughter is the best medicine. Bring the joy into your life as you laugh away at something silly. Being goofy is cool.
In a Nutshell
Marriage either brings out the best or the worst in couples. To make it work, the six must-haves cited above should help you iron out any chinks in your partnership.