Resolutions for a Healthy Marriage

Saw this on Yahoo! And thought it beared repeating…..

Whether your marriage is in its infancy, adolescence or mature years, it takes work and attention to keep it healthy. Think of a marriage as an entity that needs to be tended to – like a flower or your favorite leather coat. It starts off as top of the priority list, then as you see it flourishing, you spend less and less time on its care.

Here are a few tips for changing that around in 2006 and putting your marriage at the top of the list:

  • Compliment your partner.
    We’re so used to letting others know what’s wrong that we often forget to remind them of what’s right. Make sure you say something positive to your partner EVERY single day of the year.

  • Plan time for romance.
    You’ve heard this before, no? Well, 2006 is the time to follow through. Ask that teenager across the street if she’ll watch your kids one night a week, or call your mother-in-law (or brother-in-law) and do the same. A few hours a week can do wonders for the relationship.

  • Exercise.
    Sounds out of place? It’s not. Regular exercise keeps your spirits up, and boosts confidence and self-esteem. Feeling good about yourself only allows less time for brooding and more for pampering your partner.

Add your tips for a healthy marriage to the comments section below.

12 thoughts on “Resolutions for a Healthy Marriage

  1. Your spouse is your best friend. If he/she is not, then make it happen!  Make a list of the things you like to do and the things you’re willing to try, then compare lists and whatever things match – do them! Recreational time together strengthens the bond and builds the friendship that, I feel, is imperative.  

  2. Does living together count?  I think it would apply in my case.  🙂 
    I like the first one.  It’s true. Chris is always saying that I only tell him the bad, and never the good.  Perhaps he’ll learn if I do it. 

  3. awesome!
    after our marriage we were handed 10 rules to a happy marriage.. i remember a few off the top of my head:
    don’t ever yell at each other unless the house is on fire
    if one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate
    never both be mad at the same time
    never go to bed angry at each other
    compliment each other daily
    critizise with love
    i’ll scan the paper tomorrow and post it on my site for ya!

  4. pick your battles. don’t waste time fighting over the small stupid stuff.
    communication, communication, communication

  5. awww…kinda makes me want to be married. kinda.  Dig the list sugah…miss ya lots…you know…it wouldn’t be a bad thing if you stopped over for wine once in awhile.  (smile)  Let’s make a point to get together this weekend.  I’ll cook…get some wine…or whatever…we have video games now…yippeee!  You can bring the kiddies…and it should be fun!smooches.  Also…we will be at jarrods partay with bells on.  Any thoughts on what to get him ??

  6. I hope you had a great week.. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!! Get lots of rest I know I need it!! hehehe!!!

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