A happy, satisfying marriage is built day by day through specific words and actions that couples show to one another.
Here are eight simple habits happy couples engage in:
Many couples send texts to each other a couple of times a day. Much of the time, these texts may be on the practical side. Try making time for some purely loving, affectionate messages, too. It only takes a second, this can enhance your relationship.
It can be hard enough to find time to talk-and when you do, it may be about work, the children, family matter, or the house. But there is need for stepping outside these familiar topics and into the realm of those bigger topics, like the ones you used to talk about when you were dating.
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, you may forget to slow down and physically connect with your spouse. It is not just about sex alone, but all kinds of physical connection, from handholding to long hugs to daily kisses and caresses. People in physically affectionate relationships are happier and more satisfied.
Married life can get busy, crazy, and sometimes very task oriented. If you forget to make time for enjoyment and stress-free good times together, you may lose out. Couples who invest in fun and remember to celebrate enjoy happy relationships.
Adding a few more couple rituals to your day, year, or routine can help the two of you build a special shared culture that is just about the happy couple.
Couples argue and experience problems, but one factor that can really make a difference is how well you recover from these negative moments. When things get a little broken, be sure to bring a repair to the table with love, honesty, and good humor. There can be a hundred different ways to do this. The important thing is to make the effort with an open heart.
Couples who go the extra mile to help each other out in little ways like filling up the car, and doing the dishes, are more likely to be happy than those who aren't as generous or kind with one another.