Teamwork in marriage is one of the elements that can make your relationship successful. When you work as a team, it helps to create unity, togetherness and a bond that is special.

That bond can get stronger when you and your spouse work towards a common goal. Whether that goal is parenting, daily tasks, household responsibilities, family decisions, finances, future planning, or something else.

Working as a team is one way to help you stay connected and in sync with each other.

Start by asking yourself some questions.

  • Are you satisfied with the way you and your spouse approach marriage and life?
  • Are you a team?
  • Or do you feel lonely at times like you are in it alone?
  • Do you yearn for the approach to be different?
  • Do you know how to turn your desire into an actionable goal to achieve teamwork in marriage?

After answering these questions, if you and your spouse approach marriage and life as a team, that is wonderful. If you do not work as a team, maybe after reading about the benefits of teamwork, that can change in your relationship.

Remember, a good working relationship with your spouse is one step to a successful marriage.

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Benefits of Teamwork in Marriage

 There are so many positive benefits to working as a team.

1. Connection

When working as a team your bond grows stronger and it brings you closer together. It helps with the emotional connection. A bonus is if one or both spouses have a love language of quality time.

2. Fosters Mutual Support

While creating unity and a sense of togetherness both spouses can see the sense of commitment each person has to the relationship. The mutual support that grows, helps build trust.

3. Builds Trust and Reliability

In addition to the mutual support, your spouse sees how reliable you can be and trust builds. Knowing that you can count on your spouse, is important for the health of your relationship.

4. Cooperation

Having shared responsibilities puts you and your spouse in a position to working together. Needing to cooperate with each other builds skills that will help with resolving conflict. When you pool your resources, you recognize that working together is the best way to achieve your marriage goals.

5. Enhances Communication

Establishing that we can adjust and discuss these roles as needed will open lines of communication. It is also important to have a safe space to be able to openly speak and listen with empathy and understanding.

One quote that I really love was said by Fawn Weaver.

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.”

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How to Create Teamwork in Marriage

  1. Define the roles and responsibilities that are needed.
  2. Divide the tasks based on each person’s strengths.
  3. Decide if you are both open to helping your spouse out if they need help.
  4. Learn to communicate because miscommunication can cause problems.
  5. Give equal importance to both partner’s ideas, opinions, and thoughts.
  6. Set expectations so you both know what needs to be accomplished.
  7. Express appreciation and celebrate success, big or small.
  8. Keep working towards common goals.

An Activity to Gauge Your Satisfaction of the Teamwork in Marriage

Try this Marriage Activity:

Each spouse answers these questions from their perspective.

Write down your answers and then share.

  1. When do you notice we work best as a team?
  2. When do you notice we could use some improvement?
  3. What suggestions do you have that we can try so we can work better as a team?
  4. When can we have a follow up conversation to see if these suggestions are working or if we need to tweak something?

Now is a great time to assess the level of teamwork in marriage. Hopefully, this blog will serve as a conversation starter. Starting by appreciating the positives of teamwork you do well and tweaking the areas that could be improved.

If you and your spouse need help in navigating this conversation, contact me, I can help.

I Transform Relationships, one relationship at a time and your marriage can be next.

Your Relationship Expert,

Michelle