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What habits do you have as a couple that need some new life? Are there personal changes you could make that would benefit your relationship?Each married couple have their own bad habits. Here are a few examples: Ladies who let their looks go and don't so much as brush their hair before their husband gets home from work. I've been guilty of that one myself! Or husbands who plop themselves in front of the TV for hours on end ignoring their wife's need for conversation. Little, thoughtful acts of kindness towards the other person are habitually neglected. I'm shocked at the bad language some couples use towards each other - even just a disrespectful "you idiot" tone of voice tendency. Some men and women have the habit of taking their spouses on emotional roller coasters, but feel entitled to do so.
Whatever the case may be, consider this: If you were in a brand new relationship with someone, what would you be willing to change about yourself? Maybe you would loose 20 lbs. Maybe you would keep your house a bit neater to make a good impression. Would you change your bad communication habits? Maybe you'd learn to ride a motorcycle because that's the other person's hobby. Maybe you would go to church with them because they asked. When they arrived, would you put on some lip gloss to spruce yourself up? Maybe you would change your spending habits and stick to a budget better. Would you be more understanding or merciful? Would you try to be more exciting and have a bit more spark in the bedroom? The list could go on.
It's a shame to think we wouldn't give our current partners the same attention and benefits. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a divorced couple who re-invent themselves to attract or secure new mates when they could have saved the divorce heartache and made positive changes sooner. It breaks my heart.
It's so easy for married couples to get stuck in "ruts" in any area of their relationship - finances, affection, sex, communication, household duties, parenting, etc. Why is that?! Here's my observation and experience so far:
When you have a quiet moment, contemplate these few thoughts:
Just a few thought, attitude and behavior adjustments towards each other can make a big difference in your relationship. It can be like a breath of fresh air filling your home. Two people working together like a team can make a marriage great - no luck involved!
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