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So you've been married for a gazillion years...well maybe just 5 but it sure feels like ages! Things between you and your hubby have fallen into something you can only describe as a ‘routine’. At best, you tolerate each other. Where did that magic go?
Before you make a life-altering decision, take some time to evaluate where you stand. Experts say in many divorces it is less about marrying the wrong person, and more of doing the right things with the person you married. In other words, your marriage is a constant ‘work in progress’.
To keep the fire that made you say ‘I do’ burning, try out these 10 tips to save your marriage.
If you feel you've drifted apart way beyond redemption, this is where you should start – with the small stuff like a quick kiss before leaving to work, holding hands, or just lean into him when watching TV.
When you sense things are getting out of control, take a minute and take a breath. Do a check on your temper and address the issue calmly. Seems like a lot of effort when all you want to do is body-slam the guy? Well you are trying to make a change remember? That requires all the effort you can muster up!
If you make an effort in the beginning, you will automatically start seeing him in a new light. If something he does really irritates you, try waiting it out for a few minutes. After a few minutes what you were irritated about may even seem silly.
You too deserve the same courtesy. So when you are both calm, lay down a rule about name-calling. This will help your relationship tremendously.
If you get into an argument while your kids are present, have the presence of mind to say ‘not in front of the kids’ or ‘can we discuss this later’.
When you spend time together, do something that is fun for both of you! Remember how you loved going bowling or going for a movie? It is fun and fulfilling spending time with your kids, but make sure you schedule a date-night for just you and your man to do something you guys love!
We’re not saying wear a ton of make-up and stilettos for hanging around the house – that is so outdated! Just take a minute to make yourself pretty for him. Remember the days when you stressed for hours on the outfit you should wear to meet him? The same applies to him. Once he notices you making an effort, you may see him donning those torn shorts less often ;)
This is a gift that will keep giving and we bet he will find interesting ways of showing his appreciation later-on!
Although at times she finds herself writing with a toddler on her lap, she relishes the time she spends with her kids and explores her passion for cooking and baking as well!
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