Have you been searching for tips on how you stay married or keep your marriage intact?
I have based my marriage on five tips that have helped build my marriage foundation and these tips have stayed intact my seven years of marriage. I will give you a tip a month on how I stay married and hope it works for you.
1. Bonding with your spouse and making them a priority
Marriage is difficult. We tend to put our spouses on the back burner when life and work becomes hectic. However, if we make our spouse a priority and bond with them, we can eliminate the feeling of insecurity and loss of connection. Every spouse wants to feel like they are most important and desires to keep the foundation of a close relationship with their spouse.
The definition of bonding is “a formation of a close relationship especially through frequent or constant association.”
My spouse and I are extremely busy during the week and sometimes only see each other at night for about 10 minutes before one of us falls asleep. We have recognized that the more time we spend apart the more we argue over the little things, which then turn into big things. I am at fault most of the time with making school and work a priority, and not making him a priority during the week. My inability to give us back our connection that we have when we are spending time together plays a HUGE roll in our disagreements.
My Suggestion: Carve out at least an hour out of your busy schedule to eat dinner with your spouse or just to talk. Making your spouse feel important and bonding with them makes a difference and gives them peace of mind. It will make your week better knowing that you are still connected and dedicating time to them.
Always remember, “If things get tough, remember the journey you started together. Remember why you first fell in love. Don’t give up easily.” – Unknown
Disclaimer: I am not a counselor. These are just suggestive tips that I have found work for me and my spouse and how we stay married.