Resolve To Improve Your Marriage

Making a resolution to improve your marriage is a good idea whether your marriage is in need of saving or is already very happy. Whether it's a goal to appreciate each other more or simply to spend more time together, there's no better time than now to make a renewed commitment to your relationship. Commit to our marriage resolution tips now and enjoy the strengthened bond between you and your partner.

Happy Married Couple in Bed

Marriage resolutionSpend more time together

You may already spend a lot of time around your husband on auto-pilot as you get ready in the mornings and do work around the house on the weekends, but how much time do you actually spend really together? If you don't already have one regular date night a week where you both get the chance to talk and do something fun, then resolve to implement one in the New Year. After all, if the President and Michelle Obama have the time to catch dinner and a play while running the country, so do you!

Resolve to improve your marriageThank your spouse each day

After you've been married for a while, it can become ea sy to take your partner and everything he does for you for granted, so one of the simplest of resolutions you could make is also one of the most important: vow to appreciate your partner more. The easiest way to do this is to set a goal to thank or compliment your spouse each day, whether it's for something small like walking the dog early in the morning while you sleep in or for something more profound. By showing your husband how thankful you are to have him in your life will, it will remind him how lucky he is to have you as well.

Marriage resolutionReduce stress in your relationship

Screaming matches aren't the only kind of hostile interaction to cause stress; sometimes an icy glare is all it takes to make both of your stress levels to shoot through the roof. Besides being damaging to the relationship, arguments and stressful conversations can also cause serious health problems, including high blood pressure and heart disease, so try to make it a goal this year to reduce stress from your lives as much as possible. (Or at least counter it with relaxing massages and bubble baths for two!)

Resolve to improve your marriageHave more sex

Let 2010 be your sexiest year yet by making it a priority to get busy with your husband more often. Even if you're already having sex on a regular basis, there's always room for more excitement. For example, if he tends to be the romance initiator, then make a plan to seduce him at least once or twice a month. Or if you're already having sex pretty frequently, spice things up even more by trying a new position or adding in a toy.

Marriage resolutionMake each day a little better

Just as daily commitments help keep our lives moving forward, setting goals for your marriage will help keep your relationship on track. Whether you vow to overhaul your entire communication style or just make a decision to love each other more, remember what your ultimate goal is -- to make your marriage stronger, healthier and more loving day by day.

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Comments on "Resolutions for your marriage"

susan January 03, 2010 | 9:34 AM

Ladies, I had the same problem as you, until I realized the best way to make a man want to do his share is to treat him as if he already is helpful. For example, since he didn't wash the pans, find something he DID do, and compliment him on it. Did he work hard to bring money home? Did he take out the garbage? Did he mow the lawn? Get his dirty socks in the hamper and not on the floor? Notice anything and tell him you appreciate it. Then tell him he's so helpful to have around. Most men will be ashamed to get credit for something they aren't doing enough of and will try harder. Bottom line...treat him like a wonderful husband and he want to become one. I am FAR from a doormat who lives to please a man, and it was hard for me to stop nagging the bad and notice the good, but it really works. He's a model husband now and we are truly happy!!

rachel December 29, 2009 | 10:06 AM

I completely agree with the above statement... I want to know how to get through to my can I pretend to act happy, avoid glaring and thank him everyday when I ask him to do something so simple like wash 2 pans used to make dinner...3 days later and several promises broken they're still sitting on the counter...just a minor example but good lord... am I seriously just going to have to give in and do them myself? I'm tired of trying so hard to not stress HIM out or pressuring him... I just keep getting more and more tense... I swear it's not gonna work if only the woman is doing these suggestions/resolutions... it has to be committed on both sides... so advice I'm looking for is how on earth do I approach my husband to WANT to keep both of us happy and make him realize that he's taking advantage of me without turning into a nag/....and is not the answer!!!

Marge December 28, 2009 | 2:38 PM

Your articles all refer to women pampering their men. I know this site is probably not frequented by men as much as women. I feel it is ist to always assume that women are not doing their jobs. It is, in fact, the opposite. Please write more articles about how women can somehow cope with and/or change some of the bad habits and selfishness of men when they do not do their part in relationships. Often men will make big promises but let many distractions get in the way of the relationship they claim is precious to them. How about ensuring that they are doing their part, rather than make women feel as if they are responsible for the relationship solely. Thanks...I have noticed this is happening on many of these kinds of sites, and it is downright frustrating!

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