Tips for a Healthy Marriage
Family Should Be Your First Priority
Sit with your couple and set some rules and boundaries around how much time you should spend with your parents/extended family. Your relationship with each other should be the first priority for both you, and decision on spending time with parents and friends should be made together.
Touch Each Other Often
Establish a good non-sexual routine on having good connection with each other. Show your feelings toward each other by holding hands, laying together, sitting on the coach next to each other, kissing hello and goodbye.
Say I Love You
Saying and hearing these three magical words reassures both parties about their feelings. “I love you” helps to keep your passion alive. If you miss your chance during the day to say these three words, call or text to remind your partner how much you love them.
Have Regular Intimacy Dates
Sexual relationship is an important part of your marriage. Couples in their 20s on average have 2-4 times a week, couples in 30s twice per week, and those in 40-50 once or twice a week. Pay attention to this frequency and do not let your relationship to fall into once a month connection or slipping into a routine that does not make sexual connection its priority.
Complement Your Partner In Front Of Others
Complementing your partner in social gatherings gives him/her a deep sense of attachment as well as builds their self-esteem. It is also a good modeling for your children to have a close relationship and complementing your partner in front of them.
Regularly Give Each Other Small Gifts
Giving each other small gifts shows your partner how much you care about them. Write ‘I love you’ note on the mirror before going to business trip, or get them special treat from the store. By surprising your partner and giving them attention you help your marriage to maintain its ongoing connection.
Open Your Eyes During Sex
Open your eyes when being sexual. The most romantic and loved and connected moment in your relationship can be looking at each other’s eyes when having orgasm. You can have this powerful connection anytime at home with each other.
Have Regular Weekly Business Dates
In order to keep your relationship alive, set weekly dates to discuss your feelings, ongoing family issues such household duties and division of roles. By setting business dates to discuss everyday life matters, you can save your date night just for romance and sharing emotions.