Even though life is busy and it seems like there is not a lot of time in the day, couples need to remember how important it is to nurture your marriage.

With the hustle and bustle of life and all the responsibilities of work, children and running a house, it is easy for the spark in your marriage to flicker.

Do not let that flickering spark die out.

What can you do to take action today?

Commit to talking to your spouse and collaboratively coming up with a plan to help rekindle the spark.

 

Four Ideas to Help Nurture Your Marriage

Married couples need time to reconnect, enjoy each other’s company and focus on each other. So here are my four suggestions.

1. Doing the Small Things

While grand gestures are wonderful, research says that if you want a thriving marriage, daily interactions are vital. Sharing a cup of coffee in the morning, going for a walk, sending a sweet text, giving some extra hugs & kisses or surprising your spouse with a small act of kindness. Daily doses of love will create a solid foundation and positive feelings.

2. Dating Your Spouse

Do you remember the beginning of your relationship? Did you go on regular date nights? Did you spend time getting to know each other? It is time to recapture the magic.

Schedule a date night and take a break from the regular routine. Try a new restaurant, revisit the place you had your first date, or even plan a cozy night in with your favorite food and a movie.

Spend time on your dates by being curious about what is important to your spouse. Find out what are their hopes, dreams, desires, fantasies. Ask questions, share stories, let the laughter flow, and have fun getting to know each other all over again.

Dating your spouse is a way to nurture your marriage and keep the spark alive.

happy couple enjoying gardening together

3. Hobbies

Sharing hobbies can enhance a couple’s connection. It is a way to spend quality time pursuing an activity that is enjoyable to both spouses. It is an opportunity to share experiences, foster teamwork and spend quality time together.

Finding a hobby with your spouse is a way to rediscover common interests and keep the flame going. Hobbies can bring novelty, unity, and joy into the relationship.

4. Kid Free Vacations

When was the last time you and your spouse had several days and nights of uninterrupted time? If you cannot remember, then your relationship is due and it is a great way to nurture your marriage.

Leave the diaper bag at home, the hectic daily schedule behind, find a babysitter you trust, and embark on an adventure that is just about you and your spouse.

Whether it is a beach retreat, a sightseeing tour of a new city, a mountain getaway, or a hotel only a couple of cities from your home, a trip can be the reset button that your relationship needs.

An activity that you can do as a couple is to create a vacation bucket list, making sure that each trip will have something that you can each be excited about and make some memories.

Kid free vacations can be a sanity- saving necessity that can recharge you individually and as a couple.

Happy couple on the water

What Happens If You Nurture Your Marriage?

Nurturing your marriage will take an investment of your time and effort. Couples can create a strong foundation built on friendship and communication. This can lead to increased emotional and physical intimacy. Regular gestures of love can contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling marriage.

Are you ready to invest your time? Are you ready to put some effort into your marriage? These suggestions can be the boost that transforms your relationship into one that you both enjoy.

 

How Can a Relationship Expert Help?

A Relationship Expert is specially trained in skills that will help couples thrive. Working with a professional will give you and your spouse the opportunity to learn relationship tools that will help you in all phases of your life together.

Nurture your marriage with the time, commitment, and tenderness it deserves. Keep the spark alive, make your marriage a priority and let your love story continue to grow, flourish & thrive.

If you and your spouse are committed to your relationship and need help transforming it, contact me, I can help.

 

Your Relationship Expert,

Michelle