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How To Rekindle The Spark In Marriage
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How to Rekindle the Spark In Marriage

You might be looking for ideas on how to rekindle the spark in marriage. There are many ways this can be achieved and not all hope is lost. Sometimes we get stuck in marriage ruts and take out our stress a little too much on one another. Remembering the way you met is a great way to rekindle the spark in marriage as well as some more ideas listed below.

Communication is important and I'm sure you hear that everywhere but if you don't crack down on your communication issues you will continually have the same fights with no solution. Reading marriage books on communication would be a great place to start. Listening skills will also play into communication. Your partner could be hearing you, but not understanding what you are saying. Asking questions without a tone or judgment can be hard to do at times but it is necessary to make each other comfortable to talk about anything with each other.

Now for the fun stuff. Go for a hike together, volunteer together, try experiencing new things together. The more you both experience new things together the more positive memories you will create and surround each other with. If you stay at home and watch TV and movies all week you will begin to get tired of it. Be romantic. Both partners can be romantic, it's not always up to your spouse to make the first move. Even when you feel like it's not your turn to be romantic you will need to be the bigger person at times and step up to the plate. Treat your partner how you would like to be treated.

Some more ideas: Hang out with other couples, hang out with your friends, let him hang out with his friends. Do things together as well as separately. It's important to have some independence in your marriage. You are still your own unique person and you and your partners hobbies might not match up but that doesn't mean you need to pick sides. Do what you like on your own time and let him do what he likes on his own time. If you don't allow your partner to freely express themselves and their hobbies then they will blame you in the end.

Respect each other and trust each other. You can do this by showing appreciation for one another. When things become routine we forget to be grateful and thankful for one another. Small kisses and initiating a massage or buying a small gift for each other for no reason can really go a long way.

There are many ways to rekindle the spark in marriage. There are lots of courses and ebooks online that would be very helpful if you do not have a good place to start. Try not to look at a lack of spark as a marriage problem. It is very common and it can be easily fixed if you are both willing to do the work.


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C4rmen  

some really good tips for relationships in general :)

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