Marriage is a difficult road to travel if you aren’t focused on it at all times. However, who actually has the time to focus on any particular road at all times. Most of us don’t even focus on the literal road half the time thanks to Bluetooth discussions, music changes and inappropriate texting while driving. That doesn’t even include the constant fight breaking up between kids in the back seat, reaching for tossed cups and toys and all the works…either way, it’s hard to focus on your marriage all the time, but these three tips can help yours succeed.
Make Time Everyday
Even if all you can spare each and every day for your partner is a half hour, spare it. When you spend time each day focusing solely on one another without the distractions of life and home and kids and work around you, you’re going to feel closer and have a stronger marriage.
Work on Patience
It’s easy to want to lecture your husband about how his waking up in the middle of the night to take care of your sick and vomiting toddler and letting you sleep isn’t actually all that awesome because he didn’t take the vomit stained bedding and put it in the washing machine and you woke up to a child’s bedroom that reeks and a mattress that is now vomited stained. He tried – he did. A lecture from you is not going to make it right. A simple explanation as to how much you appreciate his effort and a slight addition of why the next time he needs to remove those items from the room is all it takes. But you should still appreciate the effort.
Love One Another
Say it, practice it, live it. When you make it a point to choose to love one another every day, despite all the flaws and imperfections you both have, you’ll be much happier and more focused on your marriage.