Getting married is possibly the greatest decision two people can ever make to each other. But it doesn’t come that easy living together without moment of conflicts, disagreements, communication barriers and so on.
So, after the honeymoon, what next?
This is a quick 5-Point Guide that should help you, as a newlywed, to have and enjoy a happy and healthy marriage.
Appreciate your spouse
This goes a long way in relationships, always say ‘’ thank you’’. Some people think since they are married it’s entirely their rights when love or affection is shown to them, No it is not! It takes great efforts on the part of the other person. So always show appreciation, it makes your spouse want to do more and it gives a sense of belonging.
Get intimate with each other
This is the part that ruins things in early marriages, we find it difficult to show love when it is required. We suddenly or intentionally become too tired and lazy to satisfy the needs of our partner. Intimacy in relationships makes your spouse feel they haven’t had enough of you. Kiss every day, hug tight to ease stress, show how much you love your spouse in public, if possible, make branded tees, and go on special trips together, it gives room to know each other better. When you become so intimate, you become fond of your spouse, you pay attention to them, and you want the best for the relationship.
Communicate (all the time)
You never can under-estimate the value communication has in any relationship. Always give room for communication, never go to bed with unsettled arguments, sort things out when there is need to and be ready to move on. Remember to keep the affair smooth and keep up healthy communication. Don’t assume your partner knows what you have on your mind; you need to speak and open up when there is need. Third parties should not be allowed to come in between your relationship, they ruin good things.
Tolerate each other’s excesses
Remember you are pairing with someone from different background, thinking, beliefs that is totally different from yours, so there would be time when issues comes up, you have to be ready to settle and make it work. Tolerate the short-comings of your partner and try to help them get better if there is need to. There is no perfect person, no perfect relationship, so tolerance is key when dealing with your spouse.
Don’t give up easily. Make it work
You should be ready to make your relationship work, no matter what happens, no matter the pressures from friends, families, society. You have made a decision to go into the relationship, so be ready to make it work. Make efforts, pray together. Always have each other’s back in public, let people know you are partners for life…face your issues together, and work together as a team to make it work.
These are just suggested practical tips, pick the one that works for you, Marriage is sweet, wonderful, and the best feeling especially when you are rightly married. I wish you a smooth ride in your new journey of forever….