4 Ways to Nurture Your Marriage

4 Ways to Nurture Your Marriage

4 Ways to Nurture Your Marriage

Caring for your relationship takes time, effort, and dedication. Being in a marriage requires attention and work to meet your spouses’ needs, which can be difficult as they can change over the years. As an expert in couples counseling in Orlando, we can help overcome some of the challenges of keeping the spark alive in your marriage over the years. When you learn how to deal with gaps in communication, difficulties with intimacy, and constant arguments, you can learn how to thrive in your relationship. These are a few tips to help you nurture your marriage over the years.

Avoid Holding Grudges

It can be easy to turn any conflict into a grudge, but this is a habit you should avoid. When someone makes a mistake or you run into constant conflict, you should learn how to work through the issue in a healthy manner. Avoid holding a grudge against your spouse, as this can just put a wedge between the two of you. When you hold grudges, you hold onto the emotions of resentment and anger. Over time, these can grow more intense and cause both of you more pain.

Connect Each Day

It may seem easy to breeze past one another to take care of your own responsibilities. However, when you are constantly passing by your spouse without true connection or conversation, you may be missing an opportunity. Be sure that you take the time to connect with each other each day. Take roughly 15 minutes to talk to your spouse about their day, their feelings, and just their overall well-being. When you take a genuine interest in how they are doing, you will be able to stay connected and prioritize one another over the years.

Celebrate Your Anniversary

When you encounter big milestones, be sure that you recognize and celebrate these days. Celebrate anniversaries and special occasions together. Even if life seems too busy, or your kids have baseball practices, or you signed up for a work event, you should take the time to recognize the milestones that your relationship keeps achieving. Dedicating yourself to another person takes work, and you should spend time together celebrating that dedication.

Find Activities You Love to Do Together

Although you probably have your own hobbies, you should try to spend time developing joint hobbies that you can do with your spouse. Find common interests and sign up for some activities as a couple. This can involve other couples, or it can be something you do independently. When you take the time to do things together, like join a bowling league or go hiking on Saturday mornings, you will always have that time scheduled to be with each other.

Nurturing your relationship takes work and effort, and you both need to dedicate yourself to the process. By putting your relationship first in couples counseling in Orlando, you can learn techniques to improve your communication, love, and respect for one another. If you are ready to do the work to better your relationship, contact our professional therapists today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.