Your marriage should be one of your top priorities. Your kids learn the value of a good relationship from watching your marriage, which makes it even more important to maintain. It’s the time of year when everyone is making resolutions and promising to change things about themselves, but many people forget to make changes to themselves. Instead of worrying so much about making changes to your body or your home, renew your marriage with these simple tips.
Fake It Until You Make It
The old advice is true; you can fake it until you make it. If you fake happiness in your marriage, chances are good that you will eventually feel happy in your marriage. Experts believe that the way we feel is largely dependent on the way we act. If you don’t act happy, you won’t feel happy is what the experts say.
Go to Bed Early
Of course you can go to bed early for other reasons, but getting plenty of sleep is a key factor in renewing your marriage. When you are sleep-deprived you tend to become edgy, moody and even more stressed than you already are, which has a negative effect on your relationship.
Make Sure Everyone Wins
Here’s the deal, if you are having an argument there should be no winners. While it’s nice to get your own way and think that you’ve won, what makes a marriage strong is when everyone leaves a winner. From now on, ask yourselves what you can do in the midst of an argument to ensure that everyone wins.
Underreact to Problems
Overreacting when your husband is 20 minutes late on a day when your kids have been little monsters all day long is an easy thing to do – and one I am guilty of doing more than once. However, it doesn’t help your marriage to overreact to problems. The other party goes on the defensive and it turns everything into an even bigger deal. Underreacting will help you solve the problem and prevent arguments.