6 Tips For Women To Get The Most Out Of Their Marriage
Are you happily married but want to make sure it stays that way? Do you want to know how you can add more happiness in your marriage? I have had a good think about what makes me and my husband happy in our marriage and have listed 6 tips on how to get the most out of your marriage.
1. Remind Him How You Appreciate Him
It is so easy to forget to tell your husband how much you appreciate all the things he does for you and the family. This is because as the years go on, we simply start to assume that they already know how much we appreciate them. While they very well might know, it is still so important to tell them in your own words. Next time your husband does something around the house or something nice for you; make sure you let him know that you appreciate him. You don’t even have to wait till he does something, you can tell him over dinner that you appreciate all that he has done for you and the family. He will feel truly loved and know that you do still take notice.
2. Honesty Is The Best Policy
I have always found that honesty is the best policy because it will always come out eventually so you might as well be honest about it now. I remember I had maxed out my store card and got myself into a bit of a pickle. I didn’t want to have my husband worry about me so I didn’t tell him. Whenever he brought up anything to do with finances, I would get myself flustered. He knew me too well and knew something was up but let me tell him in my own time. When I did, he wasn’t angry and just gave me hug and helped me solve my problem. This actually brought us even closer together and so I learnt that being honest is always best… even when you might be feeling embarrassed.
3. Look After Your Appearance
While beauty isn’t just skin deep, it does still matter that you take care of your appearance. We can get way too comfortable in marriage with one another which is why it becomes so easy to let ourselves go. There was a time where I had gone for an embarrassing length of time without shaving my legs. While me and my husband joked about it, I realized that I shouldn’t let myself forget about my appearance. I don’t slap a load of makeup when we’re in the house but I do make sure that I stay fit and healthy.
4. Enjoy Time With Your Girlfriends
Getting the most out of your marriage by making it happier doesn’t mean that you have to spend every waking minute with your husband. One of the best things you can do is to enjoy time out with your girlfriends. Me and my girlfriends actually go on a weekend away once a year to revive ourselves. We always have such a good time and I believe it makes me more interesting to my husband. You’ve heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” which is absolutely true. Me and my husband always whisper sweet somethings to each other on the phone when I go on my girly weekends away and it just adds to our romance.
5. Keep Intimacy And Passion Flowing
Again, it is all too easy to become comfortable in your marriage and forget about the passion that you had when you both first started dating. The best thing you can do for your marriage is to bring that passion back. It doesn’t have to be exactly as it was back then but more than what it is now. This isn’t just all about sex neither as there could be nothing more romantic than a stroll along the beach in the moonlight. Whatever it is that you feel will add romance and passion back into the marriage, do it.
6. Reminisce About Your Dating Days
Finally, a great way to make your marriage happier is to reminisce about some of the happiest memories you both share together while you were dating. When lying in bed the other night with my husband I asked him what has been his all-time favorite holiday. This then started a conversation between us where we talked about some of our most cherished memories.