Being a woman is an exceptionally demanding and harsh job. The social standards these days that portray that women *should* be able to do it all make it that much worse. You have to be the perfect homemaker, a housewife, a mother, a doting wife – and if you are a working woman it just adds to the stress. Women around the world pull their duties and multitask as best as they can, and they do succeed for the most part. But we all know that it’s not possible to give it your all in every area of life, so something is bound to suffer. Unfortunately, that usually ends up being your marriage. With all the hustle and bustle of daily life, you tend to forget yourself, your spouse and don’t even think about taking the time to strengthen your marriage.
Most couples tend to forget while striving to raise their families that it is the relationship between the spouses that lays the foundation for a healthy, happy family. No amount of money or kids can make a home happy unless the bond between a husband and wife is strong. You have to take extra care not to drift apart while building your family and furthering your careers. Forgetting to strengthen your marriage often results in rocky relationships, unstable home environments, and even depressed individuals.
Here are a few magical and easy tips to make your man feel important and loved.
Love Yourself and Be Positive
The golden rule of making someone else love you is to enjoy yourself and embrace yourself the way you are. Do not compare yourself and your life with others. You do not need to have a body like Kim Kardashian or hair like Angeline Jolie to make your husband love you. Instead, you need to be confident and clear about who you are. Embrace your body and learn to find positivity and happiness in little things around you. Be grateful for the little blessings that you have instead of complaining and bickering about what you have not achieved. Even the wealthiest person on earth does not have everything that he wants. You will quickly realize that the better you feel about yourself, the bigger your desire will be to strengthen your marriage.
Have Meals Together
Meals are a great way to bond together. Make it a point to have at least one meal together on a daily basis. Worst case scenario, at least eat dinner together on the weekends. Cook his favorite food or try a new recipe like Autumn Chowder. If you find that you are too exhausted to do the kitchen chores, then order takeout or visit your favorite. The key is to spend time together. Talk about your day, your kids, your job, anything that makes you two happy. This kind of bonding time is important and will quickly strengthen your marriage.
Give Small Presents
Try to give him presents that will stay with him for a long time. You can do so on a birthday, anniversary or just without any reason when he least expects it. Ideally, something that would be of daily utility would be awesome. Think of something like a framed family photo for his work desk, a personalized coffee mug he can use every morning, a Citizen watch that he will look at multiple times throughout the day, or even a personalized docking station that he will plug his phone into every night. Gifts like that will be meaningful and he will think of you every time he looks at it! It’s little acts of service and gifts from the heart that will strengthen your marriage.
It is not that couples do not want to make time for each other. It’s that their demanding lives leave little room for themselves, never mind family time! That’s why you need to make time. Make it a priority. You don’t need an entire day or an extended holiday to spend with each other to strengthen your marriage. More importantly, small gestures incorporated in daily routines can do the trick quickly.
Great marriages are the foundations for great families, so make a point to strengthen your marriage and bond with your husband this month. I promise you will notice a positive difference!