Six Steps to a Happy Marriage

Hubby and I have been together for over ten years. I know, I can’t believe it, either. When we first started dating I think that our friends were taking bets to see how long it would last. You see, we came from the same circle of friends and both have a bit of a past, so when we got together everyone just thought it would be a fling. I am not sure it if was timing or kismet or what, but somehow we just worked well together. How does a couple survive over ten years together and still get butterflies when seeing each other?

Here are MY steps to a happy marriage:

Steps to a happy marriage 1. Play around – now, I’m not talking about in the bedroom, though that helps too, ha! I am talking about having fun with each other. Years ago Hubby was irritating me just as we were going to bed. When he left the room to get a drink of water, I threw all of his pillows on the floor. He came back and I started giggling. Since that day, oh so many years ago, it has become a game. Out of nowhere I will walk in the room and my pillows will be on the floor or vise-versa. Is this childish, maybe? Do we laugh? TOTALLY! So why not make things fun, have a pillow fight, hide the remote, throw the pillows on the floor. Whatever it may be it is a way to laugh together after a long day!Together 2. Talk, talk, talk, talk – Hubby and I talk all the time. I am not kidding, we probably  call each other ten times a day. Why? To share a song we heard on the radio, to tell the other about the annoying driver in front of us or the funny person we saw at Walmart. Whatever the reason talking is a very effective way to connect through the day. Even if you have a stressful job or are ultra-busy a quick two-minute call to say hi or even a text, recommits you to that person. 3. Surprise each other – I am not saying that lavish gifts are needed, sometimes just coming home with a card or flowers can be really nice. I actually surprised Hubby with a gift from Hello Cheri the other day. As you know, he runs our family owned home improvement business and works ultra-hard. Many nights he comes home exhausted and I wanted something special for him. Thankfully, Hello Cheri sent our gifts wrapped and ready to go!Hello Cheri Massage 4. Listen – listening to each other is just one of the top steps to a happy marriage. For example, as you know, I have been working out a lot. I have a goal to lose weight and with that goal, I have been pushing myself.  The other day on one of our calls I mentioned that my body was just tired. Later that evening, Hubby took my hand and took me to the bedroom. Now, don’t get naughty on me here! He pulled out the Hello Cheri Massage Lotion and Hello Heat Massage Stones and helped me relax. The art of massage5. Date – wait what? You heard me – don’t forget that even if you are married, you should still date each other! Take the initiative a buy tickets to the comedy show your Hubby would like or let him plan an evening out. Whatever it may be, do it… don’t put it off. If you have kids, find a sitter, even if it is for an hour to run out for dinner. Spending one-on-one time can do miracles for your marriage.

6. Communication – if you follow only one of these steps to a happy marriage this is the one. You have to communicate what is happening in your life. If you are having a great day, tell your spouse. If you are upset or angry, tell your spouse… Hubby and I talk about everything. We have had our ups and downs, but if we didn’t talk through them, I don’t think we would be here today!

Do you have any steps to a happy marriage? Please feel free to share them below!

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*Disclosure – this is a product-sponsored post. All views and opinions are honest and my own. Please know that these steps are just the steps that have kept us happy through the years. Adventures of 8 is not responsible for any misuse of these steps. 

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