Friday, July 27, 2012

Marriage tips for the busy couple





Marriage is seen as many things. It is a partnership and a commitment, but above all it is about two people who care about each other. When committing to one another, many couples also have bigger plans ahead. Some choose to buy a property, and many will eventually want to think about having children. These things cost of money, of course, and a suburban house is not going to pay for itself. This can lead to the couple working longer hours and barely having enough time to spend with one another. In turn, couples run the risk of their relationships turning sour. The following tips may help to make things run a little smoother.

1. Communication
It may seem like a cliche, but communication in relationships really does help. Talk about what you want to your partner. Also try to keep communication frequent. If you do not see each other much during the day, try a little phone call now and then. It can often make the world of difference and brighten up your partner's day.

2. Common Activities
Find something that you and your partner are both passionate about. Perhaps take a class together, or learn a new skill or hobby. You could end up learning things about each other that you never knew.

3. Alone Time
While a hobby or a class will get both of you out into the world, you will also want to help your love life. A little bit of "alone time" set aside each week can work wonders for both people.

4. Do Not Bring Work Home
Those in high-stress jobs will be tempted to do some of their work from home. If this is necessary, then make sure there is a time and a place for it. If you can finish it in the office, then make sure it stays there.

5. Surprise
A surprise now and then will usually work out well. Try and find out when your partner has time off, and get some time off too without telling him or her. Perhaps organize a romantic dinner or even a trip away if possible.

6. French romance
Shared French desserts always do the trick!







Isabelle Thornton was born and raised in Paris, France. Lives in Utah with her husband and 4 Darling kids. Her blog, Le chateau des fleurs reflects her love for her family and anything lovely.







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14 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

These are great tips! Wonderful post. I love the idea of French desserts! :)

XO,
Jane

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thank you Blondie, you are the best!

It's me said...

Oh la la ...french dessert......now !!!...love is in the air....by sweetie....xxx..

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SayNotSweetAnne said...

I whole heartedly believe that love takes work. That it doesn't just fall out of the sky into your lap and stay there forever. Great tips! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday - http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-16/

Just Jaime said...

Great tips! I'd love to take a class with my husband!

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I just showed this to my husband. I completely agree that we could be better at all of these- especially the working at home bit.

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Honeybee said...

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Happy Little Feet said...

Love these tips!

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