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.
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.
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