How To Keep Your Marriage Strong
We all get married with the intent of staying married forever, but that is not always the case. Close to half of all marriages end in divorce.
There is no guarantee that your marriage will last. You never know what life will bring. However, being ready to tend to matters along the way can be helpful. All couples must deal with disagreements at some point. The trick is to know how to deal with the conflict effectively.
Relationship satisfaction waxes and wanes over time. The first years of marriage are exciting, but once children come along and we reach 40 years of age, we tend to feel less satisfied with our relationships and life in general. People also feel less satisfied at around age 65, when we start thinking about retirement or begin to develop health issues.
Choosing to commit to a healthy marriage can help you weather life’s ups and downs. Here are some ways to keep a marriage strong over time.
Be Friends With Your Spouse
Contrary to popular belief, your spouse does not need to be your best friend, but they should be more than just a romantic partner. They should be someone you can turn to in bad times as well as someone you can enjoy hobbies with.
Focus on Shared Values
While having the same taste in music or movies can be fun, that’s not the foundation a marriage is built on. Spouses should have shared values, such as religious and political beliefs, morals, and ideas on child rearing.
Don’t be jealous of your partner when something goes right for them. Be happy for them. Celebrate their successes. When they meet failure, be supportive. Don’t blame them or make them feel ashamed. Nobody’s perfect and a little support from a partner can go a long way.
Be Open Minded
We often get so stuck doing the same old thing that we don’t try new things. If your partner is passionate about something, try it out first before deciding it’s not your style. Novelty is the spice of life. It can be exciting to try new things.
Talk About Sex
Many couples think of sex as an embarrassing topic, but it’s something that needs to be discussed. Don’t be afraid to share your wants and needs when it comes to intimacy. Intimacy brings you two closer, so be honest about what you like and what you expect from your partner.
Accept the Possibility of Conflict
You will not get through marriage without a disagreement. Expect to have arguments from time to time and be accepting of them. Focus on working with your spouse to come up with solutions.
Contact Us Today
Marriage is not easy. It takes a significant amount of effort to keep a relationship intact.
If you both can’t make your marriage work, seek legal help. An Orlando divorce attorney from Greater Orlando Family Law can guide you through the divorce process. Schedule a consultation by filling out the online form or calling 407-377-6399.