Whenever I see a couple that is obviously very in love, I wonder what they’re doing every day that keeps their relationship so fresh and happy, no matter old their relationship is. Earlier this week, I observed one of these couples and started thinking about the things I’m doing regularly in my own marriage to make sure every day is a great one and the feeling of romance never dies.
One thing that I really love about my husband is his ability to make me laugh in any situation! Our relationship is silly more often than it is serious, but it makes life really enjoyable! We have a lot of inside jokes together and we’re really good at laughing at our own mistakes together. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and in my marriage, I’ve seen it break up tension, make a bad day better and bring us closer together.
Communication is one of the most important aspects of any relationship in my opinion. If you aren’t talking to each other often and about a lot of different things, you are missing out on a great opportunity to bond and strengthen your marriage and at the same time, you’re potentially growing apart. I like to find time every day to put away my electronics and focus on my husband so that we can have a good chat and connect with each other a midst our busy lives.
Stay Active Together
After we got married, it was so easy to sit around at home every night, watch our favorite TV shows, eat yummy food and enjoy time together. I quickly learned that doing that leads to laziness and unwanted weight gain. My husband and I got a gym pass and made it a priority to spend an hour there together each night or take a long walk around our neighborhood if the weather was good. Not only does this keep us energized and happy, but it’s been a great way to spend time together away from the distractions of technology.
It was important before you were married and it’s even more important after. I look forward to date nights! Our busy and opposite schedules don’t always allow for weekly, scheduled date nights, but we are sure to go out of our way to make them happen when we can. Dinner and a movie, a night at the comedy club, the community theater, and seasonal attractions are some of our favorite things to do together but some nights we only have the energy for Chinese takeout and a Redbox. No matter what we decide to do, we make sure date night is special and gets us out of our normal, every day routine for spending time together.
What habits do you have to keep your marriage happy?