Enlightened spouses realize that love is an action word.
Couples don't often realize the power they hold in maintaining respect and health in their relationship. Today, I want to share one simple yet powerful tool for you to consider -- and here's the thing -- it's really not rocket science. But it must be done consistently and in public.
Believe in staying together forever in a world that can't stop breaking up.
Friendship actually is the F-word that needs the most attention if you want to retain or regain a happy marriage. The single most distinguishing characteristic between happy couples and distressed couples is that happy couples are more likely to be best friends and actually treat each other as best friends would.
For most married couples, the question of when to have children comes up quickly after the wedding. Some delay it by a few years, some start right away, but for many couples, having kids is on the agenda. But before taking that leap into parenthood, you should know that your marriage changes forever, and there's no going back.
Whether your marriage is great, not-so-great* or somewhere in between, you can make small changes this Spring that will give it new life and bring joy to you and your husband. Here are some ideas for getting started:
It turns out that sex and communication are key to successful relationships and that couples who communicate about their sex lives are both more sexually satisfied and happier. This comes as no surprise.
As an organization ninja, I am a do-er of things. Busy life, busy job, busy family, busy calling! Hard to keep things straight. I keep a myriad of to-do lists throughout my crazy life -- but the one place I do not keep these lists is on my phone.
You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step?