A lot of people believe that a marriage is itself a strong bond that cannot be broken easily but there’s bad news for them. In the US alone, a couple files a divorce every 13 seconds. That’s a bitter reality of relationships that many couples tend to neglect.
We’re not saying that marriages are bad. They can indeed be beautiful given that you marry the right person and know how to keep your relationship glowing.
There are a plethora of reasons why a marriage shambles but it all starts when you stop providing value to your partner and making the required efforts.
A marriage is a sacred bond that requires love, care, and respect – even if a single thing is missing, things will go bad.
The problem is that couples do not often know how to strengthen the bond with the partner and make the thing work. Moreover, the sheen of a new marriage slowly begins to fade away and couples begin to drift a part. This may sound very bitter on paper but it’s a sad reality.
The good news is that it’s not over until its over. The relationship can be made special with a few efforts. These efforts should be aimed at improving the bond with your partner.
At the end of the day, it’s all about how much you love your partner and how badly you want to be with them. Let’s have a look at how you can improve the bond with your partner:
1 Plan Romantic Getaways
Since most of us are busy with our work and other routine tasks, we are often not able to give our partner the time and attention that he or she needs. On top of that, work stress is another reason that can weaken the bond between a couple. According to this study, stress from work plays a vital role in pulling a couple apart gradually and can often lead to divorce.
The solution to this problem lies is planning getaways with your partner and going away from the worries of the world.
You can embark on a road trip on a weekend or book a resort that offers many activities such as sport games, quality food and a breathtaking view. These kind of getaways are no less than adventures and a way for couples to make many memories.
The more time you spend together the stronger will be your bond with your partner. However, when we say spending time together, we mean not just being in the same room but doing things together as a couple. Life is a lot about experiencing things as a team.
2 Appreciate Your Partner
You do not have to over perform things to keep your relationship alive. Doing small acts of kindness can also help you strengthen the bond with your partner. Here are a few things you can do:
- Exchange Gifts: It’s human psychology. We adore gifts as they make us feel special as it’s considered a token of appreciation. If time is an issue between a couple, they can do small things such as buy gifts for each other – not only on occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays but casually as well. It shows that you care for them and they are always on your mind.
You do not have to spend a lot of money. You can buy something like name necklace and it will do the trick.
- Spice Things Up: The dress to impress strategy works like charm when it comes to bringing a couple closer and strengthening the bond. Do not hang around in PJs all the time and put on clothes that make you look good.
However, make sure you keep your partner’s taste in mind when it comes to dressing up .
3 Be Honest And Loyal
Studies reveal that a good amount of husbands and wives cheat on their partners, at times without any specific reason. Cheating, obviously, is not acceptable and is a sign of things not being okay between a couple.
According to reports, around 20% of men and 13% of women cheat on their partners. This is concerning because cheating – no matter why you take this step – is never acceptable.
Apart from that, men lying to their wives is one of the major reasons why things go haywire. In fact, 29.3% of wives say that they lose all trust and hope when they find out that their husband is lying to them.
It does not only have to be about cheating. Partners cannot tolerate lies – no matter how trivial you think the issue is. Therefore, it is important for both husbands and wives to be honest and loyal to their partners even if things are not in their favor.
Here are some tips:
- Talk To Your Partner: Husbands and wives tend to find love elsewhere when they feel that their relationship is falling out. If you are undergoing something similar then the solution to the problem lies in talking to your partner.
Talk about how you can rekindle the spark in your relationship. You can plan vacations together, try to be romantic in different ways and find that missing spark.
4 Run Finances And Make Decisions Together
Keeping your partner in the dark can cost you your relationship. A good marriage is based upon mutual trust which is why you need to involve your partner in all the decisions that you make, especially when finances are concerned.
Sit on weekends and prepare a budget sheet together. Do not impose your will into everything. Instead, try to come to a mutual decision so that both of you are content with. It includes:
- Be aware of how you two are going to contribute financially, especially if you both are working.
- Know how you’ll spend money.
- Save money so that you don’t get in a mess in case you get in an emergency.
Financial issues can often be a bone of contention between partners so make sure to be on the same page regarding financial matters.
5 Do Things That Makes Your Partner Happy
Do things for your partner even if you are not interested in those things. For example, if your partner loves shopping then plan a visit to the mall with them. You can help them choose clothes that look good on them.
There is no harm in listening to your partner every now and then.
Just follow these simple tips and you’ll see that the bond with your partner has improved.
This is a contributed post