As a newlywed couple, it’s likely that everyone and their grandma will have advice for you. While some may be good, some outdated, and some that just don’t really apply to you two at all. So, how do you know which advice and tips to take seriously and which ones to politely nod to? These 3 marriage tips will help you and your partner merge from two individuals into one happy couple.
1. Be Available to Each Other
Time is the world’s most precious resource. The intimate bond between husband and wife is something that only you two share with each other. Which is why it’s so important to make time to be available to each other. Being available to each other means physically, emotionally, and mentally. Carve out time each week to give each other your undivided attention and love.
2. Love is an Emotion and a Verb
Once the honeymoon phase wears off you might be more inclined to start finding faults in your partner. But no one is perfect. Choosing to make a conscious effort to practice gratitude in your relationship can help you cultivate loving feels towards your spouse. Learning your spouse’s love language can also help you two learn how each other expresses and receives love.
3. Keep Disputes Private and Praises Public
Your friends and family don’t need to know all the dirty details about unwashed dishes, socks that never get washed, and that messy financial situation you’re dealing with. However, it does help for them to know about all the great things your partner does or has accomplished. When you only talk about disputes, it’s hard for your friends and family to like your partner and while you may just be venting, you may be unintentionally painting a negative picture.
Embarking on a lifetime commitment is an exciting feat. However, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. The important thing to remember is that you and your partner will fight, you will have lulls but you’ll also have highs and experience a one-of-a-kind connection with someone you love and cherish. Whether you’re 6 months in or 25 years in, marriage counseling can help you and your partner strengthen your bond. You don’t need to be dealing with an issue to benefit from counseling. You don’t only take your car in when something is wrong. Counseling is like an oil change for your marriage. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn how counseling can benefit your relationship.